We all know that the environment you work in has a big impact on how you feel, but did you know as adults we spend over two thirds of our life at work!! a very sobering thought indeed…
So it is really important as an employer to create a positive workplace, where employees have mutual respect, feel valued and appreciated as these things strongly contribute to creating happy employees.
Listed below are ways to help achieve this:
- Acknowledge accomplishments – It is a proven fact that employees respond to praise and appreciation expressed through recognition of their good work, because it reinforces their work is valued. When employees feel like this, their satisfaction and productivity rises and they are motivated to keep up or improve their good work. Doesn’t everyone appreciate a ‘pat on the back’ to make them feel good, I know I do!
- Listen to employee feedback – As we know feedback whether good or bad is fundamental in the workplace. You need to discuss with employees what they have accomplished and what is going well in their job, a good way of making sure you make good use of their strengths or demonstrate what they can improve upon.
- Reward good work – In the current climate, as an employer you may not always be able to reward by means of a pay-rise, but you could implement exciting incentives that give the employee something tangible to work towards. Gift cards are a good cost effective way to do this, and gives the employee the choice of what they want.
Does your company have any novel ideas of keeping morale high, we’d love to hear them, please comment below.