Happy employees are often more productive, engaged and loyal.
Employees who are valued, supported and feel part of a team are more satisfied in their jobs and tend to feel a sense of accomplishment in their work. Such feelings reduce stress, which is a major factor of productivity. Here our our best ways to make your workplace one where happiness and productivity thrive.
Prioritise a good work/life balance
It is important to embrace the importance of work but also to give importance to maintaining a healthy and happy life away from work. Introduce a flexible work schedule where possible, some staff might be travelling longer distances or work better at different times of the day, by communicating and acknowledging this you can get the most out of your staff.
Make the work environment the best it can be, setting up a social committee to organise events and activities, encouraging work days out and casual Fridays can help employee morale and build relationships. Games and events with prizes and team building elements during work hours can go a long way in making your employees feel happier.
Celebrate both personal and team milestones
It is important to celebrate the milestones in every department, team and individual of a company. Celebrating and rewarding achievements helps employees feel valued, happier and often perform better. At emovis the resolver team recently hit a milestone which was rewarded with a thank you email and a treat of Krispy Kreme for everyone!
People respond well to food encouragement and feel appreciated by this gesture. At emovis we provide fresh fruit at 12 pm daily, to encourage our staff to step away from their desks, socialise and get some food energy!
Rest periods are vital for allowing employees to take a breather from work and return with a more productive and focused mindset.
Provide the tools for success
Allowing employees to grow and learn with a company can help them reach goals, improve their skills and feel as though they are an important part of a company. At emovis we encourage staff to up skill and take courses that relate to their department. Consider offering professional training courses or options to transfer departments and locations more easily. Happy employees stay at jobs longer than unhappy ones which will save your company money in the long run.
Start a Mental Health Awareness Week
While supporting and promoting mental health awareness of your employees should be an integral part of working life every week of the year, designating a week to promote awareness provides a great opportunity to re-communicate and build support. Staying mentally healthy is as important as staying physically fit, at emovis we have implemented practices which aim to break down stigma and encourage support. For mental health week we have put up posters with uplifting quotes, encourage meditation, organised motivational speakers and have an ongoing weekly yoga class.