If you’re lucky enough to have a happy workforce, you’ll already appreciate how it benefits your business. For those of you aren’t experiencing this, you’ll be pleased to know it’s not hard to turn it around. It’s all about connecting with your employees and showing them they’re a valued member of your team. The more your employees feel valued and appreciated, the more likely they’ll be to go above and beyond the call of duty. There are many different ways you can show your employees you care. Try some of the following and see what a difference it makes.
1. Offer Some Pucker Benefits
This kind of depends on what your budget allows, but it’s a great idea to offer company rewards for special achievements. Consider team social activities, gift cards, or cash bonuses. Another option is to give away some freebies such as a custom magic 8 ball from MagicLogoBall.
2. Invest in the Workspace
Make the workspace a nice place to be by ensuring it’s clean and comfortable at the very least. If space and budget allow it, include comfy break-out areas, open plan, and ergonomic office furniture. Set up a games area and if you can try to make the room light and airy.
3. Go Above and Beyond to Help Them
Don’t just help your employees with their work issues. If you are there for them when they need you for any other reason and support your employees, you’ll be rewarded with their loyalty.
4. Be on Their Level
A boss who thinks he’s way above his employees is not going to be a very popular one. Try to help them work through any challenges by being empathic and showing them you’re not perfect either.
5. Show Interest
How much do you know about your employees’ personal lives? Do you know anything about their partners or children? Show you care about their life outside of work and make sure partners are invited to works events so they can feel appreciated too.
6. Flexible Working
This isn’t something that’s going to work in every kind of business, but if you can offer flexible scheduling. Giving your employees the option to work from home if they require due to particular circumstances is something else that’ll be appreciated.
7. Say Thank You
These two words can mean so much when said at the right time. Thank your employees for all their hard work when they deserve it. As well as saying thank you, remember to say please as well.
8. Be Transparent
If an employee wants to know how they’re doing be honest, without being unkind, of course. There might be a few uncomfortable conversions every now and again, but delivering the truth shows that you care.
Create a Positive Company Culture
Aim to create a company culture that’s supportive and friendly. Anyone who joins the team has to fit in. As the boss, your employees should feel they can come and talk to you if they need something. They also need to know that hard work and effort will be rewarded.
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