You may find it difficult to keep your employees working to their maximum potential and this could be down to several factors that are affecting their ability to stay engaged. So how can you ensure your workers are happy and keep them performing at their full potential without taking a significant hit to the wallet and increasing their wages (which has been proven to be an ineffective method.)
In this blog, we take a look at the top 4 simple methods you can keep your employees happy and engaged in the workplace.
Firstly, let’s cover why it’s so important to actually follow some of these steps and ensure your workers are happy. We actually wrote a whole blog on this topic in celebration of mental health and wellbeing day which delves deeper into this question, but we’ll be focusing mainly on one of the key issues: productivity.
From a business perspective, employee productivity is easily one of the most important factors you aim to maximise. A loss of productivity means a loss of output, which can lead to reduced returns. How happy and engaged an employee is can have a direct effect on their individual productivity levels. In fact, in one study, it was found that some employees work up to 20% more productively when they are happy (source here.) This means keeping employees happy and engaged at work is crucial to ensuring a successful business.
Now we’ll take a look at a few simple ways in which you can make your employees happier, thus improve their engagement within the workplace.
It’s important to remember that not all business can implement everything due to different circumstances and not all of these methods will be effective in your specific business situation, so you should experiment which works best for your current team. Which makes them the happiest and most engaged, without hampering productivity.
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