This Year, Let’s Invest in Employee Happiness

The key to employee happiness is- Genuine Care. It’s just the master key, which unlocks all the doors that include Employee Engagement, Employee Productivity, Job Satisfaction, Positive Environment, Success, etc.

Though, you have to make more efforts than to just care about your workers if you wish to establish a happy and positive workplace culture.

The question is, ‘How to retain Best Employees for a longer time span?’ The first thought that arises in your mind could possibly be, ‘Give a raise’, but as good as it sounds, the age-old saying is correct- Money doesn’t buy happiness.

Company perks, paid leaves, and bonuses are never enough in the aspect of employee happiness. Instead, showing your employees the appreciation, values, and respect, which your company has towards them is way more gratifying on a personal scale.

Employee Happiness: Why is it Important?

Are you an entrepreneur? If yes, did your quest for happiness lead you to this path of entrepreneurship?

Employee Happiness

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A sense of huge satisfaction lies in being your own boss, but this does not mean that you have to selfish towards the employees working in your company. As a business owner and leader, it is imperative that employees working for you are well-satisfied too.

You are subjected to a host of boons when the employees are happy and satisfied.

Let’s have a look:

Happy employees are better team players and leaders.

They are more productive.

They consider their work as a more meaningful task, rather than a 9-hour way to earn for a living.

Employee happiness leads to a positive workplace culture, which motivates individuals to commit to the organization.

According to a study conducted by the University of Alberta, in a workplace culture, employees who are more focused towards a meaningful work display absenteeism drop by 60% and turnover reduction by 75%.

Increasing Employee Productivity by Increasing Employee Happiness

Clear goals, but not at the cost of independence

Placing a clear set of goals blends daily task with a sense of objective, but certainly you do not want a micro-manager either. Helping your employees set organizational goals is not the only task you need to perform, you need to make sure that your employees understand the significance of the big picture in front of them and realize what they are working for. Organizing work for individuals will help them in understanding their role towards achieving the organization’s goals.

Growth opportunities are important

Providing various growth opportunities for your employees will help them grow. Compensate consistent learning, check on resource availability, and fund conferences, so they have an opportunity to advance in the organization. Keep encouraging positive leadership at various levels, in every possible way. Employees desire for new learning opportunities.

Keep these things in mind and it will surely increase the happiness, productivity level, and morale in your employees.

Diana Coker
Diana Coker is a staff writer at The HR Digest, based in New York. She also reports for brands like Technowize. Diana covers HR news, corporate culture, employee benefits, compensation, and leadership. She loves writing HR success stories of individuals who inspire the world. She’s keen on political science and entertains her readers by covering usual workplace tactics.

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