Are Your Employees Happy?
It’s difficult to come up with a definition of what makes an employee happy as the workplace is diverse. So how does a manager create the ideal workplace where employees want to come to work? In managing employees you have to decide what’s important to you and your team. What values do you want to promote to insure your employees are happy and productive. The following article provides helpful points to consider in defining what is important to employees:
On American Express OPENForum by Barry Moltz, “7 Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Happy.”
Happy employees are more productive. It results in less employee absenteeism, burnout and stress. When employees are happy, they are less preoccupied with themselves, more focused on their work and are willing to take on new challenges.
One point made in the article is to help employees feel like they belong. A lot of companies recognize this and have instituted “buddy programs” for new employees. Monthly gatherings that foster fun are also part of a manager’s toolbox to help employees bond with each other. If an employee has a friend or two at work, where they spend a majority of their time, they feel better about being at work and usually perform stronger.
Start with one of his points and work on it for 30 days and then evaluate it’s impact on your team.
Are Your Employees Having Fun Yet?