Celebrated author & expert on Management & Leadership, Simon Sinek has declared for every organization who is willing to listen, “Customers will never love your company until your employees love it first.”Employee happiness is no longer just a term the HRO casually throws around to honey trap candidates but a legitimate pillar of success for any corporate today.
It has become one of the HR related initiatives for the betterment of the company. Research proves that the happiness quotient of employees’ impacts the productivity of the company in an assertive way. Different strategies are instilled by different organizations, but it is important to figure out the best ways to convert employees into the happy working community.
Steps to keep employees happy:
There are several ways to keep employees happy but it is necessary to figure out what works out for you. Some companies offer leverages to employees like flexible work time ,work anytime, paid leaves or also the option of work from home. It is proved that such lucrative steps keep employees at ease and involved completely in work. Bonuses and incentives have been the age old method of rewarding employees which also results in employee happiness but there are many more ways to keep the employee happy.
Nowadays, companies are trying to provide as many facilities as they can, some of the companies go out of the way to provide some unique perks to make their employees happy.
1. Provision for breaks: Games Area
If you want your team to stay motivated and refreshed, you should be encouraging them to take regular breaks. Of course, you want them to take their breaks away from their desks, so try to provide a fun and relaxing ‘breakout area’ where people can go for 10 minutes to clear their minds.
2. Let them go on trips:
Allowing employees to take vacation, it helps release the stress of work and help employees to relax. It allows them to come back with a new and refreshing energy to their routines. This refreshing energy shall reflect in their work and attitudes at work. Which will be a boost of positivity in work culture.
3. Listen to them:
Listening to your employees is one of the the most important trait. Let them also share their thoughts and have a voice with their raw notions without considering their positions. As it helps create a perspective and also makes the new comer feel as a part of the bigger decisions and in turn part of the work family.
4. Let them, volunteer:
If you allow employees to take leadership, it instills entrepreneurship in them. This shall help instill qualities like credibility and responsibility among the employees. Taking liability of their own work convert them into proactive, smart and accomplished assets of the company.
5. Acknowledgment and appraisal raise you to be stronger:
Never forget to appreciate the efforts of your peers as it increases the room for improvement. Appreciate in public and criticize in private, this should be the regular practice.
These little efforts from your end shall help in increasing the happiness quotient of your firm; will help your employees to increase their potential and make a huge difference in the work culture. Team happiness spurs productivity and by making your work environment a ‘happy place’, you can take care of your team and encourage them to get more done. This ultimately helps in the overall growth of the organization.