Employees are everything to a business. Without them functioning at their very best, it is extremely difficult for a company to thrive. Production slows down and workers might be tempted to find other companies to work in. Keeping your employees happy or satisfied goes beyond just paying them respectable salaries for them to continue working for you. There are many ways to maintain a positive, cheerful and inspiring atmosphere in the workplace. Some might cost you a little while some are free.
Workers want to be in a place where they are welcome, not just as laborers but as persons. They like to be treated as family. Think of them the way you think of yourself. Know their likes or dislikes. Hang out with them after office hours. Treat employees in the same manner you relate to your close friends. This inspires them because they know that their bosses are not unapproachable. Just make sure that your close ties will not compromise your official relationship, especially how you discipline or impose rules and regulations.
Set dates for get together parties or have company outings. Employees need a break from their busy schedules. They should relieve stress and improve their relationships with their bosses as well as fellow workers. To make the company more efficient, you must also find ways how to enhance rapport between co-workers. This further motivates them to work better, especially in groups.
Acknowledge workers’ daily efforts. This won’t cost you a lot, except post its and ball pen. Say thank you to them for working eight hours a day, sometimes doing overtime that last more than 4 hours. Expressing gratitude means you value their contributions and make them feel important to the company. You can give them cheap tokens as “trophies”. Seeing these awards in their desks inspires employees to keep up the good performance.
We can think of many ways to keep employees happy. The list is endless. For a start, these tips might help.