Research confirms that 13% of employees are more productive when they are happy in their job. It’s simple, right? Happy employees create an increased quality and quantity of work, and they are more likely to be loyal to their job. It’s a win-win all round!
Here are 5 simple ways that you can make your workforce happier today:
1. Organise Social Events
Employee relationships are key to happiness at work and a great way to build these relationships is through social events, like BBQs or weekly chats. Even during the work-from-home era, many organisations have implemented virtual social events on a weekly basis, which can eradicate some of the loneliness faced by employees working from home.
2. Put wellbeing at the center of your strategy
A solid wellbeing strategy can stand you in good stead in the long run. If a wellbeing strategy is something you’ve considered, but you’re not sure how to go about it, this may help.
3. Get Employees Moving
Encouraging your employees to get out for fresh air can be a great way for them to clear their head and be more productive at work. Consider a voluntary sponsored walkathon or offer a discounted gym memberships.
4. Focus on Company Culture
Make sure your employees feel like they are part of a team and that they are included in all work events. Some ways to improve company culture is to listen to your employees well, offer feedback on a regular basis and celebrate team wins together.
5. Upgrade the Workspace
Although many employees are working from home, it’s important that the office is a welcoming work environment upon their return. Perhaps consider bringing the outside, inside with some office plants, inject some color into the office and make sure that there is lots of natural light.
A healthy workforce is a happy workforce. And let’s not forget that the average person works 90,000 hours in their life, so why not make them all great!