By Kori Whitby
As a workplace leader, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your employees feel happy in the workplace. You might not think this is something worth spending resources on, but we’re challenging you to rethink that.
When your employees experience happiness at work, they are better employees. But you don’t have to just take it from us. Here are some facts that might have you rethinking the way you prioritize employee happiness:
The list of benefits of employees feeling good in their career goes on.
Now, let’s skip to the fun part. Here are easy ways to create the ideal workplace for your employees! 👇
The key to creating an ideal and happy workplace for your employees is to look at organizational behavior as a whole. We all get busy and overwhelmed sometimes, but your company culture should be built around having fun and being productive.
If you’re looking to improve employee experiences and have a happier, healthier, more productive work environment, you’ve come to the right place.
Feeling comfortable with your work area is more important than you might think! Especially when your office is fully or partially remote. You want to give your employees all the tools that they need to succeed at their jobs, and to feel at home in their home office.
💡 Consider incorporating the following:
Bonus points if your guide takes individual work style into consideration. Different people work better in different environments. No matter what their work style is (or where they’re working), you want to give your team the tools they need to feel productive and comfortable.
Implementing health and wellness initiatives is a great way to care for your employee’s physical and mental health both in and outside of the workplace! But the most important part is to make it engaging.
When done right, health initiatives can encourage a work environment that is healthy, engaging, and a lot of fun.
💡 If you’re strapped for ideas on how to kickstart a health initiative that will improve your team’s job performance and help them feel happier, why not try one of these?
And that’s just skimming the surface! There are a lot of things you can do to make wellness fun for your staff. Plus, everyone will feel better for it at the end of the day.
It’s a common misconception that supporting your employee’s career development will cause them to have wandering eyes. In reality, the effect is completely opposite! Employees are more likely to stay with a company that supports both their professional and personal development.
Your team strives for growth, and they aren’t likely to stay long or be happy in a workplace that doesn’t support and encourage their career aspirations. Here are a few ways that you can support their growth and create a more positive work environment:
Always remember to take your employee’s goals and work styles into consideration!
During performance evaluations ask question to help discover if your team members want to be challenged more. Here are some example questions:
If there is an opportunity to shape a team member’s role around their aspirations, take it. Not only will they be more productive in their current role, but they will be happier working for your company in general.
“Company culture” isn’t just a corporate buzzword. It actually matters! You want your employees to enjoy working with one another. More than that, you want them to be friends!
Building a community within your teams creates a happy and healthy work life balance. A person is way more likely to remain with your company if they have work “besties.” In fact…
You can do this from the beginning of their tenure with your company by planning engaging group activities for onboarding cohorts. Just remember to maintain that sense of community throughout the entire employee life cycle.
A leading cause of employee dissatisfaction is not having their accomplishments recognized and rewarded, and not having the opportunity to gracefully learn from their mistakes. If you read this post, then you know that this is also a recipe for employee burnout.
Overall, making sure that your leadership makes their team feel valued is key. This can be both big and small–praising team members in private and sharing big wins company-wide.
At Confetti, we have our Slack #gratitude-channel. Our employees are able to shout each other out and highlight accomplishments!
If your workplace is in need of a morale boost, make sure to bookmark this post! You want your team to be happy and stick around for a long time. And, as an added bonus for you, your employees’ productivity and performance will increase significantly.
If you want to bring your remote team together for a fun, engaging activity, check out our virtual team building activities. A happy workplace is just a click away! 🥳