In recent years, the influx of millennials in the workplace has put new demands on management to create a happier and healthier working environment. Tech companies and similar start-ups now offer their employees a whole new set of perks which help keep staff satisfied and productive. Creating a positive working environment for employees is critical in improving overall workplace productivity. By raising employee morale, management will see the positive effects. We outline our top tips to create a positive work environment.

Offer Complimentary Healthy Snacks & Water

Health Snacks

Keeping employees’ appetite satisfied and healthy is essential in fostering a positive workplace. If employees eat unhealthy food and are not hydrated, their energy will be lowered, thus, reducing their productivity and morale.

Have an On-site Gym or Yoga Classes


Giving employees the option to participate in physical activity on their lunch break will be much appreciated. Also, by keeping them active, you will stimulate the blood flow, furthermore, increasing memory and brain stimulation. Employees will return from their break, feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the day’s objectives. If employees are happier, their productivity will increase.

Company Sports

Company Sports

Offering employees a company baseball, basketball, or football team will be a positive team building activity. Playing sports establishes a sense of teamwork, dedication, loyalty, and trust, which employees will then bring back into the workplace. There’s nothing wrong with a little competition to create excitement and fun for everyone. You would be surprised how sports bring even the most unlikely employees together.

Monthly Contests

Monthly Contests

Offering one monthly employee contest will motivate your staff to perform and work harder. For example, let’s say you manage a sales office. Offer the employee who sells the most a chance to win a $50 American Express gift card or one extra sick day. Giving employees a chance to win a prize, no matter how small or insignificant will get the competitive juices flowing. Infusing competition into the workplace offers various benefits to the employer and the employee. The winning employee will feel appreciated and proud of their hard work, while the others will be even more motivated to reach their goals the following month.

Create a Full-Service Breakroom


Offering employees a space where they can go unwind, eat, and have some fun throughout the workday is important in fostering a positive workplace. Breakrooms should be functional, flexible, and stocked with the proper supplies. Having a water dispenser, healthy snacks, and full range of appliances will be appreciated by your employees. Offering your staff the ability to cook their own meals and stay healthy will only produce benefits.

Breakrooms should also double as a recreation or flexible space. Incorporating foosball, air hockey, basketball, board games, and more will give employees a little excitement in the midst of a hectic workday. Social interaction and collaboration will increase as employees are given a space to mingle with their co-workers.