Making your employees happy is an integral part of having a thriving business. If you have bored, zombie-like people running the show in your company, then guess what? The likelihood is that it’s not going to be a great one. However, it is pretty much the easiest thing ever to keep the general morale amongst your team members high, and all it takes is a little bit of effort and thoughtfulness. We promise, it’s not that difficult. Here’s how you can do it.
Be a decent person
OK, this is pretty much the one thing that will make your employees the happiest. All you have to do is be a genuine, kind person, and try to see things from their perspective. If you wouldn’t expect to maintain a personal relationship that was fuelled by anger and control, then why would you expect to maintain a professional one in this manner? Be understanding, approachable, and a positive person to be around.
Schedule meetings where everybody contributes
Let’s be honest here, most of us are sick of sitting in meetings listening to one person talk for an entire hour in the most monotone voice known to man. Around 99.9% of people will be thinking about something else, and there may just be a person in the back who has fallen asleep. Make your staff happy by a) not boring them with this, and b) asking everybody to contribute their thoughts. It will help you to see things clearly, too.
Consider their safety
One of the worst things that you can do as a boss is not considering the safety of your workers. This shows an utter disregard for them, and there is every chance that it’s also illegal. Look into all of the health and safety matters that need to be considered, and don’t give safety a backseat just because it’s going to cost you money. Check out a website like this if you want to know more about affordable safety measures in your office.
Pay them well
As a boss, you should show your team how much you appreciate them through what you’re putting in their paycheck every month. Sure, you can be reasonable and listen to others, but you can’t expect them to be happy if you’re paying them peanuts. Giving people wages that don’t reflect their contribution to your business and their skill levels can be considered quite an insult, and won’t reflect well on your company at all.
Promote a social environment
Workplace happiness is also shaped by the general feeling in your office. Are people closed off, unfriendly, and as good as strangers to one another? If this is the case, you should make every effort to promote a more social work environment. Organize staff meals, after-work drinks and social events that are paid for by the company. This will help to foster long-term professional relationships between your team members.
So, if you want to make your employees happy, then keep these things in mind!
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