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Top 3 Tips for Better Company Culture in Your Construction Business

September 20, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

Happy employees make a happy business, and if there’s one thing we do really well here at Mesh Direct (besides our premium products of course), it’s company culture. Our employees love coming to work, and this is one of the key factors that shines through as part of our brand representation, and makes our business stand out from the crowd.

Employees who are content at their workplace are far more likely to work hard for you, and as a business owner, you have a certain degree of social responsibility when it comes to your employees’ wellbeing.

Our director, Andrew Doenicke is especially skilled when it comes to building company culture, having founded and grown Mesh Direct from a team of two into a longterm team of 10+ employees in just two and a half years. So we sat down and asked him his top tips for nurturing employees and creating a fun working environment…

1. “Show interest in their interests”

One of the most common mistakes companies make, is not taking an interest in their employees’ interests and hobbies outside of work. Even something as simple as asking your worker how their weekend was can begin to foster a solid working relationship with your employees.

Discussing the latest TV shows, sports events or your social lives can often be a breath of fresh air at the office, and it acknowledges that your employees have a life outside the work they do for you.

2. “Socialise outside of work”

A major benefit to Mesh Direct has been that our team socialise regularly outside of work hours, it’s something that’s offered great opportunities for team bonding and building.

Organise a group outing – whether it’s happy hour drinks after work one evening, or something more active like go karting or a daytime barbecue, socialising out of the office is a great way to show your appreciation for your employees’ hard work and dedication.

It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. You’ll find that the mere effort is enough to make your workers feel appreciated.

3. “Create team challenges”

Another creative way we like to foster a positive work environment and company culture here at Mesh Direct is by introducing team challenges throughout the year.

These can be work goal driven or personal goals, but the idea is that you’re all in it together, as a team.

For example, at the beginning of this year, the Mesh Direct team made the decision to try living healthier lifestyles. The company brought in a nutritionist to speak to us about healthy eating and exercising, and now as a team, we’re checking in each week with our healthy eating progress. Our director, Andrew has set up a rewards system that keeps people motivated and interested in the challenge over a period of seven weeks.

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These three tips aren’t rocket science, but making small changes like these in the way that you interact and work with your employees can make the world of difference when it comes to their happiness in the workplace.

A happier team ensures a much better company culture, no matter what industry you work in, and a better company culture ultimately results in a more successful business.

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How To Revamp Your Construction Business HQ

July 26, 2017 / in Blog / by Helen Scheuerer / No Comments

While our main point of focus here at Mesh Direct is the presentation of your construction site itself, we’re also aware that many businesses have offices and HQs to concern themselves with as well. This is the hub of your construction business, the place where you might meet with clients and potential contractors and new employees. You want your office to represent your company well, and make a strong and impressive first impression.

Many of us in the construction industry aren’t too familiar with the world of interior design and aesthetics beyond the basics, which is why we’re put together this quick guide on how to revamp your construction business HQ…

1. Use Luxe Walls‘ wallpaper

If you’re looking for a way to breathe new life into your tired office or workspace, Luxe Walls offers a great solution – removable wallpaper. Our friends over at Luxe Walls offer repositionable and removable wallpaper at an affordable price for those on a budget.

The best thing about their product is that it’s 100% customisable, so you can create any artwork you like and showcase it in your office. Perhaps you’d like to show off a new logo, or match the colour scheme of your business’ branding. Whatever look you’re after, Luxe is bound to be able to create the right look for your HQ.

Finally, another benefit of using Luxe Walls to revamp your office is the fact that their Canvas Wallpaper is 100% is removable, so you can update it whenever you like. You can check out their most popular designs here.

2. Use plants

One thing that’s regularly missing from the construction HQs and offices we visit is greenery. It’s amazing just how much of a difference one or two little plants can make to an otherwise drab space.

In fact, at the Mesh Direct office, we have a range of hanging vine plants that are suspended from the timber beams throughout the space. It adds a certain level of brightness and life to the space!

Adding plants to your construction business HQ is a simple and affordable way of sprucing up a tired space.

3. Get rid of clutter

There’s nothing worse than an office filled with unnecessary clutter. In our experience, much of this clutter is from documents and files that need to be organised and stored away appropriately. Nowadays, much of our paperwork is digitised, however we do on occasion need printed documents. Be sure that you’ve got an adequate filing system in place and it’s half the battle to a revamped workspace.

You’ll be amazed at how different an office can look without clutter.

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Got your office sorted? Then it’s time to think about your brand representation on site. Check out our range of construction site signage solutions here, or give us a call on 1300 368 978 to talk about your options.

 

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