Happy employees are great employees. Ensuring the happiness of your employees is also the smartest business decision you can make.
How can you improve employee happiness?
Building an Exceptional Company Culture
When employees are loyal and engaged in your company, profits are higher. But keeping employees happy in today’s turbulent economy is hard work.
Do not forget that you need to restructure to accommodate your remote workforce. What defines your culture and core values goes where your people are, which includes cyberspace.
- Be an “Exceptional” Employer
Are you setting clear expectations? Do your teams know what is to be done, when it is to be done, and why it needs doing? Use the “personal touch” to share your vision and how team goals fit into the bigger picture by talking with employees in the group and one-on-one settings.
Whatever expectations you set, make sure they are consistent with all employees, but allow for flexibility to address employee needs. Work-life balance is crucial to employee happiness.
Explain to them why their contributions support problem-solving and contribute to your company’s advancement. Employees are more inclined to step up their game when they know their work can add value to your future organization.
- Bolster Your Employees Feelings of Being Valued
The simple and obvious first answer to making employees feel valued is to provide them with the recognition they deserve. Recognition can come in many forms, but the important thing is that it does happen.
Feedback is a counterpart to recognition. Giving your employees plenty of positive feedback — can help them know that their work is appreciated. When you can give your employees “ownership” in the process – you inspire trust and a desire to go above and beyond the call of duty.
Solicit their opinions and utilize them as often as possible. Ask them about their work and what is happening in their families or about their hobbies. Let your employees do their jobs well by providing the right tools and support ways to make them better at carrying out their roles & responsibilities.
Keep your employees in the loop – particularly with the current pandemic-caused financial turmoil. With your high level of transparency, employees will feel trusted and feel like they are an essential part of your organization. Make sure you communicate, not only appropriately, but often.
- Actively Invest in Your Employees’ Professional Growth
When you strategically invest in employees, you attract and keep your best performers, and you also build your collaborative and productive work culture unafraid of innovation, change, failure, and success.
Showing your employees that their development matters will make them less likely to move on to another company, and this gives you a competitive edge. Your employees feel valued and trust you by staying with you.
Investing in continual learning boosts your reputation as an employer who cares. You do good for your employees, and you reap the returns through superior customer service and attracting high-caliber new hires.
The internal promotion provides a natural trajectory for mentoring and leadership, for existing employees to accept additional responsibilities without skipping a beat. Productivity improves – your people know exactly how your company runs.
Employees see that you reward loyalty and dedication, and the team feels more engaged and likely to put in extra effort to stand out and succeed. Your best assets are already present in your company – your motivated employees.
Take the time to build good relationships with employees to influence, motivate, and encourage. Lead from the heart, invest your heart in your people, and let them grow along with you. You will create relationships that can benefit you both for a lifetime.
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