Behind the scenes with EverythingBranded
Laughter rang throughout our UK office yesterday (not unusual, but considering it was a cold, rainy Wednesday morning the sound was happily noted) as everyone got involved with our website photo shoot. The constant enthusiasm, loyalty and participation of EverythingBranded’s employees in every aspect of the company’s growth has always been the driving factor behind the business. We truly believe having dedicated staff members modelling the products on the website is far more representative of our company ethos, which is based on family values and loyalty.
The use of EB employees in the photo shoot is also important for customers so they can visually put a face to a name. Many clients form close working relationships with their account manager, seeing them on the website increases the sense of familiarity and reliability which is paramount for digital companies.
“I love coming into work, it’s such a creative atmosphere and there’s a real buzz in the air, everyone is enthusiastic and energetic and there is always conversations and ideas happening.” – Charlotte Ford, Marketing Manager
Happy employees with great work self-esteem are motivated and productive employees. It also goes without saying a happy employee leads directly to happy customers– so don’t overlook the importance of having fun in the workplace.
A 2015 study by the University of Warwick found that happier employees are more productive by an average of 20%. This difference is significant, given that in terms of economic growth, productivity rises of 3% are considered very large.
“Happiness in the work place starts with atmosphere. I was involved with every aspect of our office design to create a relaxed and fun environment to encourage engagement between colleagues. If employees are friends with the people they work with, as opposed to simply being colleagues, then they’ll work better together and communicate more effectively. This has truly been the case here at EverythingBranded, we’re a family and constantly looking out for each other. There will always be unavoidable events in our lives that make us unhappy, but at EverythingBranded we’re a close-knit group. We all cope better and recover faster when surrounded by happiness, support and friendship and work shouldn’t be an exception to this.
I ensure everyone, regardless of position, has the opportunity to interact with each other. We are a very social office with lots of out of work activities happening, but I think it’s really important as a business owner to provide my employees with internal socialising events to encourage friendships and communication. They are also a great way to let everyone know how much I appreciate their hard work. ” – Paul Rowlett CEO
If work isn’t fun, you’re not playing for the right team.