It’s been widely reported that an engaged, happy employee works harder and has better performance at his/her job. Better employee performance is better for your bottom-line, right? Here are some of the top ways to help your employees feel happier, and therefore work harder…
Create a Positive Company Culture
Stress and heavy workloads are part of every job – hopefully in moderation, of course – but a good company culture can help to navigate these tough times and come out stronger and successful on the other side. Create a positive company culture by encouraging your employees to find their own personal fit. Support their efforts by providing at-work and after-work incentives to let loose: great office snacks or weekly after-work happy hour events, a cool break room stocked with good food and maybe some games or weekend BBQs at the boss’ house, etc.
Show Them They’re Valued
Accountability keeps your employees on track, and results will help to reach success, but to keep your employees motivated and performing well, they need to feel valued. For your employees, it’s not always enough to get the job done, or get it done right/well – sometimes they need to feel more validation from their supervisor and the company. They need to feel valued. You can do this with financial incentives, but you can also do it by providing for their needs in other ways, such as with health benefits, 401K accounts, and even things like great office vending machines or even a micro market.
Encourage Them Inside and Outside of the Office
Although it may seem better to have your employees work overtime and skip breaks, this will eventually result in burnout and possibly the loss of a valuable member of your team. Instead, encourage your employees to have a healthy work-life balance by encouraging them to use their vacation time, expressing concern if you notice them consistently working long hours, and checking in on them on a regular basis to ask how they are doing. Even better – encourage their health by offering benefits like in-office massage visits or providing a micro market with lots of fresh foods and healthy snack items.
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