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Episode 118: Marsha Parker                      

Employee Retention Strategy for Florists: Innovative Workspaces

Innovative workspaces and environments are impacting employee retention in the current workplace.

How can we make that work in our favor as florists and farmer florists?

If we can figure out how to introduce alternate work environments in creative ways it’ll likely enhance employee satisfaction and retention.

Creative workspace conducive to staff retention with bright interior, idea board wall, and neatly organized shelving

Here are some ideas:

1️⃣ Flexible Schedules:
⭕ Allow team members to choose flexible working hours, accommodating their personal preferences one day/week (or more!).
⭕ Implement a system that enables employees to create their schedules based on peak productivity times.

2️⃣ Remote Work Opportunities:
⭕ For tasks that don’t require a physical presence, consider allowing team members to work remotely.
⭕ Utilize technology for virtual collaboration and communication to maintain connectivity.

3️⃣ Job Sharing:
⭕ Explore job-sharing arrangements where two team members share responsibilities and work hours.
⭕ Job sharing provides flexibility for employees while ensuring continuous coverage in the flower shop or studio.

4️⃣ Seasonal Work Arrangements:
⭕ During slower seasons, offer reduced work hours or temporary leaves to allow for personal time.
⭕ Adjust staffing levels based on seasonal demand, preventing burnout during peak periods.

5️⃣ Cross-Training:
⭕ Train team members in various aspects of the business, allowing them to take on different roles.
⭕ Cross-training provides variety in daily tasks and keeps employees engaged.

6️⃣ Creative Workspaces:
⭕ Design a comfortable and inspiring workspace within the flower shop/studio.
⭕ Provide areas for quiet, focused work as well as collaborative spaces for team interactions.

7️⃣ Wellness Programs:
⭕ Offer wellness programs that focus on mental and physical health.
⭕ Consider flexible breaks or mindfulness sessions to support overall well-being.

8️⃣ Recognition and Rewards:
⭕ Implement a recognition program to acknowledge hard work and dedication.
⭕ Offer rewards such as extra time off, flexible scheduling options, or personalized perks.

By incorporating new strategies, florists can create a more adaptable and supportive work environment, contributing to increased job satisfaction and retention among employees.

What are you doing to retain great team members? We’d love to hear about it!

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