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Happy Employees are Productive Employees

October 4, 2012

Daily ReadHappy Employees are Productive Employees

Of course you don’t want your employees to be miserable, but should you make your employees happiness a business priority? In a word, yes. In addition to creating a more pleasant work environment and reducing turnover, happy employees are more productive and collaborative. So what makes employees happy?

  1. A Boss who cares – and is “on their side”. That means understanding what the employees “hot buttons” are and where his/her strengths are.
  2. Sincere praise and feedback – to make it more sincere, be specific.
  3. Supportive and fair workplace – make expectations clear, while still supporting your employees including their outside the workplace life. This may be as simple as allowing employees to adjust their hours on certain days to make it to their kid’s sports games.

Not sure exactly where to start? What is the best way figure out if your employees like working at your company and why they are or are not happy? Talk to them! Remember…”Life’s too short to work with jerks!”

Read entire article at: http://www.entrepreneur.com/blog/224569?cam=Dev&ctp=Carousel&cdt=19&cdn=224569

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