A recent article, 4 Tips for Learning What Makes Employees Happy by Tony Delmercado believes that when companies spend more time and resources for their employees, they have happier team, thus more efficiency and productivity.
Here are five ways to foster employees’ happiness in the workplace and ensure your business success.
- Hire based on personality.
Hire circumspectly. Ensure the personality and traits of all new hires align with the company culture. Employees are happiest when they genuinely like their co-workers, so promote teamwork and camaraderie.
- Provide well designed and flexible office space.
Awesome and comfortable office space is one significant reason people enjoy reporting to the workplace and do their jobs. Thus designing office space with more flexibility–that promotes agility–to sit, stand and roam around, which provides spaces for collaboration and spaces for focused individual work, is a winning factor for happier employees.
- Ask employee feedback about the workplace.
Promote transparency and honesty in the workplace, so employees are not afraid to share their feedback. If you feel there is a tension or a negative rumor in the office, make a survey addressing what you think might be causing it and address it immediately.
- Listen to employee feedback.
Walk around the office, join and listen to their conversations. When employees complain about something, focus on it. However, don’t get stuck on trying to make employee happy all the time. If you can easily get rid of some of the things that make people discontented, start there.
- Be ready and vocal about changes.
Always communicate changes and make sure that these changes are focused on the positive effect of employees’ morale. In this way you keep your employees trust and engagement.
You create a positive, thriving culture by spending your time and resources in your employees’ morale and happiness. As a result the happier they are, the more profitable and productive your business will be. Looking for better workplace solutions for your team in Ballantyne? YourOffice Ballantyne has come alongside dozens of business looking for everything from office space Ballantyne to meeting space Ballantyne. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.
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