3 Small Business Challenges and How to Manage Them

A recent article, 4 Tips for Learning What Makes Employees Happy by Tony Delmercado says that happy workers are proven to be productive– that happiness plays a more powerful role in boosting productivity than financial incentives do.

Here are four ways you can consider to ensure your employees happiness and your company’s profitability.

  1. Hire carefully.

The initial step is to hire carefully, hire individuals with a good disposition and ensure the character of all new hires aligns with the company culture. Promote rapport in the workforce, because employees are happiest when they sincerely like their co-workers. Also, an exciting workplace is a significant reason people enjoy their jobs. Your office layout has great impact on your work environment, thus design a Charlotte Plug and Play Office or Charlotte Agile Office Space style, and make it fun but keep it professional.

  1. Ask employee feedback about the workplace.

If you sense there is tension or negative communication floating around you’re team, address it. Find out what may be causing it. Promote a transparent culture where employees feel safe to give honest feedback.

  1. Listen to employee feedback.

Take a walk through the office, mingle with your employees and listen to their conversations. When people confess something about their dissatisfaction, focus on it. Some stressors in the workplace are easily removed. Start there. Then focus on making your employees feel heard and appreciated.

  1. Be ready and vocal about changes.

Be ready to communicate changes and ensure that these changes are highly focused on the positive effect of employees’ morale.


Investing in your employees happiness yields a positive, thriving culture. The happier they are, the more profitable and productive your business will be. YourOffice features a network of world-class business addresses. Each location offers beautifully appointed day offices and team office space that are fully wired and ready for you to move in and start working.

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