According to a recent study on employees’ best days they reported making progress in their work 76% and being collaborative 53%. When employees are unhappy those numbers are down to 25% and 43%. When your employees are happy your business is more productive. As a small business owner you want your employees happy. It is better for your business in many ways. What can you do to keep your employees happy? What makes an employee happy?
Secrets to employee happiness:
- A supervisor who cares. Happy employees feel like their mangers or supervisors car about them. Their boss knows their strengths, weaknesses, hopes and dreams.
- Sincere and specific praise and feedback. When you give individual feedback to your employees that makes them happy. They ant to hear they re doing a good job,
- A supportive and fair workplace culture. Happy employees typically have a workplace culture with clear expectations and rules, but which also supports employee needs. If you invite people to hang photos of family in their cubicles, but don’t allow your assistant to leave early to see her son’s baseball game, you’re not creating a workplace with consistent values.
Gwen Moran, a freelance writer and co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Business Plans (Alpha, 2010) talks more here about the little secrets that can keep your employees happy and productive.
Here at Managepoint, we can guide and train your management team to effectively coach and manage their staff to keep them happy and productive. Call us today!