When you are starting your own company, people are going to bombard you with advice and criticism. It is difficult to ‘keep calm and carry on’ in such circumstances but carry on you must. It is your company and you have the right to run it the way you desire not succumbing to the conformity of others around you. The great thing about start-ups is that you have a lot of freedom. However, one cannot deny that establishing your own company comes with a whole baggage of stress.
Here, we will not bore you with the age-old, hackneyed advices. Here is a fresh look at coping with the stresses of a start-up company.
While setting up a start-up company, cleanliness is the last thing on the mind. The resources are limited and often it is not possible to hire a full time housekeeping staff. However, neglecting the cleanliness aspect will not only taint the healthy working environment, it will leave a bad impression on those who visit. In such circumstances, it is a good idea to bring in outside help who can do the cleaning on a regular basis. You can even invest in a cleaning robot if you want. It will whizz about cleaning the floors, and admit it, most of them are extremely cute!
Pump it Up
Start-ups mean long hours. These then leave you with a cluttered mind and irritated attitude. Take some time out to get those endorphins working. Working out will not only help you stay fit but improve your concentration and help you de-stress. Many people might consider it a waste of time but it is a proven fact that working out not only allows you to clear your mind but also releases endorphins that make you feel happy. Now who does not want happiness?
Don’t Be a BOSS
When you are starting a company, you will most likely be sharing office space with your employees, eating with them, perhaps share the same loo! If in such a set-up, you try to be the ‘boss’, it will not only be inappropriate but also kind of silly. Interact with the employees like a friend, clean their mugs if you need to. This will not only spread a sense of camaraderie among the employees, it will also send out the message that no job is too small and all must pitch it to bring success to the firm.
Trophies, Medals and Surprises
In a start-up company, the employees are as important as the founder. They are also investing their time, energy and faith to make the company work. It is important to recognise their contribution by rewarding any exceptional feats they do for the company. The limited finances might bind you from giving monetary rewards but you can always introduce unique, quirky ways to reward. Keep a championship belt handy, or a Trophy or maybe a mini office party! These interesting rewards will bring a smile and keep the morale high.
Skip the Shoes
You know the feeling when you get home and kick off your shoes? Why not create the same relaxing environment around the office as well. Banning the shoe allows the employees to feel more comfortable and at home in the office that can often result in higher productivity.
Many corporate companies too are adopting this concept in their policies, as it is a known fact that approx seven hours after waking up our energy levels start to drop. A catnap is a quick way to recharge the batteries. In a start-up, where the working hours are often more, a catnap is quite useful to keep the employees fresh and productive.