How to make your employees happy, motivated and productive?
So let us get direct to the point. The following is a list of things that bosses should give a great consideration to make their employees happy, motivated and productive.
1. Generous compensation
Show to your employees that you are fair and generous. Good and intelligent employees can easily sense when they are not compensated fairly by their employers. Good employees can easily get out from your office and find other better employers who can compensate them better.
2. Clear career paths
Employees have their own career dreams. Be sure that you can provide your employees their road to career success that is aligned to your Company. Otherwise they may go on other better paths that other employers may provide.
3. Balance life
People lives are not only revolving for work. Employees have their family life, love life, spiritual life and others. This should be considered by employers. Otherwise, your employees may leave you because of exhaustion or because they now want to dump you for the love of their families and other love ones.
4. Comfortable working area
Without it, employees will not become happy to their work, will not be motivated to work hard and become productive. Why? Because you don’t show that you care. Also, employees have the right to a free-hazard environment. If you’re not giving them well-ventilated and comfortable working areas, then you are depriving their right.
5. Role modeling
As the boss, the leader, and supposedly the teacher in an organization, employers should become role models. Otherwise, their subordinates will be in a low morale.
6. Appreciation and recognition
Praising or simply saying thank you to your employees for the good job they have done has a great impact to inspire them. However, employers should also try their best to discover these good jobs that the employees have done so that their will be no good jobs done by employees that were not praised.
7. Team building
Team building creates a closer and deeper relationship between members of an organization including staff personnel, managers and employers. This relationship shall make a chain between them, and this chain will be the thing that will make it hard for the team to be apart from each other. Team building makes employees motivated and productive because of the essence of teamwork.
8. Fair treatment
Unfair treatment by employers will surely put an employee in a low morale condition. Judge them equally, recognize them equally, compensate them in a just manner, give them fair benefits, talk to them equally and smile at them equally.
9. Proper assignment
Putting employees in their right places is putting them in the places where they are most effective and efficient. To make your employees happy and productive, be sure to assign them in the areas where they are interested. Like basketball, you are the coach here, be wise on choosing who will be the center, guard or the forwards.
10. Flexibility and space
Be sure not to hold your employees too tight or too loose. Employees are sometimes so sensitive on how their employees handle and watch them. Many of them are not comfortable to work while their bosses are watching them. In this case, a trust and confidence shall be established between employers and employees. Giving freedom and adequate space to employees makes them more flexible and capable to work productively.
Employers shall have listening ears for their employees. They should listen and not always do the talking especially in counseling employees. Furthermore, mere listening to their problems without taking actions to solve their problems will just make their morale lower. The greatest evidence that you have listened to them is the action you have done for them.
12. Tactful criticism
Bosses shall always speak with justice and wisdom. Reckless criticism may discourage a person and destroy his will to work. Remember that you are dealing with human emotions and not with machines. There is also a saying, that what you say to others will also return to you. So believe in good karma.
13. Teach them to teach
Give them a certain topic on subjects they are most knowledgeable of and assign them to become resource speakers in your office training and seminars. This will make them realize their strong points and at the same time will give them the opportunity to stand out from others and be proud of it. This will also uplift their zeal to work in your office.
14. Direct them to kindness
After you have shown to your employees some kindness and generosity by giving them good benefits, you may also influence them the kindness you have given to them. Having regular spiritual activities will glorify the spirits of your employees. You may also involve them in going to charities and teach them to show some love. If you want to keep your employees, then keep their spirits with you – with your pure spirit as a role model.
15. Promote health and fitness
With all the stress employees get in your company, they deserve to have wellness. A healthy body is a happy body. A happy body is an inspired body. With healthy and inspired employees in your office, expect a rising production.