Times are changing now, and if employees aren't satisfied at work, they are less inclined to stay for the long-term. With this in mind, we look at the best ways to keep morale high and engage employees for a happy and productive workplace.
Enable Healthier Choices
Obviously, for Healthy Nibbles, nutrition is THE crucial factor in improving employee performance and their happiness at in the workplace. Ensuring employees have healthy food options, access to tea, water and coffee will also improve the physical and mental health of people in the workplace – nutrition improves performance by 45% but it also has been proven to improve the happiness of two thirds of people at work – a happier, healthier and more productive workforce can only be good for a business
Give employees the ‘inside’ track on developments
Keeping staff up to date with 'inside' information, like the direction of the company and the challenges that the Leadership Team is facing keep regular members of staff more involved and invested in the company. Plus this allows staff members to express their opinions on the business and in turn can make them feel valued in their role, allowing them to perform at their best.
If you feel the workday is becoming monotonous it is important to liven the place up and make the office a place people look forward to coming to coming to. Give a half day on a Friday, decorate the office, offer an occasional treat to staff – all can improve morale and improve staff engagement
Stand for something significant – that your team can be proud of
Whether it be helping a charity, sustainable supply chain management, or promoting an environmentally friendly office building – ensure your business stands for something. The easiest way to reduce morale and engagement with a product or brand is to force the staff to question the morality of what they are doing. Furthermore, by showing employees that the business cares about CSR and about them and their development through mentoring and training schemes, as well as being transparent in communications will create a productive environment for employees to work in
Show employees how their role is critical to the vision
All businesses must have a vision, of where they want to go, what they want to do and what they want to look like in the future, but translating this vision into reality requires hard-working and motivated staff. By showing an employee exactly how what they are doing day to day can help the business and in turn help move them up the ladder in the organisation will, in turn, motivate staff to buy into the company’s goals.