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People love to work in a place which makes them feel comfortable. When they feel valued, are given everything they need, and are able to have a bit of freedom, employees will often work much harder as a result. As time goes on, a lot of the world’s most successful companies are noticing this trend, and are working hard to loosen the professional environments which their staff work in. Of course, though, despite this, there will always need to be some rules, and this post is going to be showing you exactly why.

When you give someone the chance to do whatever they want, it’s unlikely that they will spend the majority of their time working. With no consequences for poor quality work, it will be impossible to make sure that everyone is performing to the right level, and this is something which has impacted a lot of businesses throughout history. Everyone will react to freedom differently, but most will take advantage of it. Over time, this could cost a company a small fortune, with work not being completed, people not coming in, and money having to be spent to address other issues being caused.

Of course, a lot of the modern rules in place in offices and other work environments are designed to make sure that everyone is happy. Employees aren’t allowed to be abusive towards one another, as this would damage morale, eventually leading to people leaving their posts. This area has loads of things to think about, though. Along with this big stuff, even making too much noise while others are working could be too much, making it worth considering the basic rules you need to have in place, as well. It’s always a shame to lose good employees because someone else in the business isn’t acting correctly.

Striking a balance which gives your workers enough freedom to be happy while also keeping to place running is hard. It can be impossible to tell which side is more important, the business or the people, leaving loads of managers and owners struggling to set the right example. Thankfully, to help you out with this, loads of other businesses have already gone through this process, and you will have access to loads of resources which can teach you how to handle your own office. Through blogs, social media, and other information-based sites, you can learn a huge amount about running a business.

Along with the online resources you have access to, there are quite a few products out there which can also offer some support. Companies like Promo Gallery have loads of customisable products on offer, including plates, glasses, and mugs. By providing these to all of your employees, a very common office problem can be solved; washing up. When people find the kitchen sink full of washing up, contention will easily start to grow, and this is never good for a working environment which plans to succeed. There are loads of options like this, ranging from printed rule lists to uniforms and clothing.

It doesn’t have to stop here, though, and a lot of companies will go to extreme lengths to make sure that the rules they have in place are followed. A great way to achieve this sort of goal is through training. When someone first joins your operation, they should be given all of the tools they need to stick to the program from day one. It will help to produce some documentation which they can read, while also working to make sure that the rules you have in place aren’t unnecessary or too different to the rules people will be used to from other roles. A good HR professional will be able to help you to iron out this side of the recruitment process.

The rules which you enforce in an office are very important. While you want to make sure that people are happy, you also have to work hard to keep the place afloat, and this will rarely pan out if you leave people to do things by themselves. Of course, small things, like asking to go to the toilet or for a break, don’t always have to strict. But, when it comes to making sure people are safe, you will have to work hard to keep everyone in line. Life will be a lot easier once you have all of this work handled.

Hopefully, this post will inspire you to take a second look at the rules in your office. A lot of places will be too strict, while others might not have anything in place, and this makes it worth thinking about this from time to time.

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I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.

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