The new year is upon us, your staff should all be back at work soon and chances are you’re still struggling to get them back on track and productive.
An organisation’s potential to succeed is, among others, impacted by employee performance. A recent study by the SA Journal of Industrial Psychology (SAJIP), shows that “a satisfied workforce could be the key to enhanced organisational performance.”
A happy worker is indeed a productive worker, and therefore, employees’ level of happiness should be regularly monitored.
Knowledgeable practitioners can assist workforce managers to implement these interventions, which will assist employees in experiencing a more positive and meaningful outlook on their work and the organisation.
Consider how the following can affect your employees’ happiness:
Personally thank employees for doing a good job – do it timely, often and sincerely.
Take time to meet with and listen to employees – as much as they need or want.
Create a work environment that is open, trusting and fun. Encourage new ideas and initiative.
Involve employees in decisions, especially in those decisions that affect them.
Celebrate successes – of the company, of the department and of individuals in it. Take time for team-building activities.
Happy high performers are more likely to thrive in an organisation, which in turn will result in a successful workplace. Let’s face it, one has never seen a happy thriving business operate with an unhappy crew.
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