Thu 3 Apr 2008
How to Ensure Happy, Productive Employees
For your small business to succeed, you will need a motivated and happy band of employees to ensure that they help convert your dreams into success.
Here are some ways that you can increase the productivity of your employees - without increasing their stress levels.
Communicate With Them
Observe your employees closely and watch their body language. Keep all communication channels open so that they will feel comfortable telling you if they are not comfortable with any aspect of their work.
If you notice that they are getting stressed, then nip the problem in the bud instead of letting the matter come to a boiling point.
Appreciate Their Good Performance
Devise an incentive or reward program for your outstanding employees. You can give them cash rewards or you can make special plaques for them.
This will keep them motivated and in a happy mood - and doing this regularly will encourage others to work harder.
You should also be sure to hold performance reviews and increase their salaries on a regular basis.
Arrange an Exercise Program
If you have a big office, then have an area with a massage chair, if possible, so they can relax and get a small break from their work routine. This will really help in decreasing their stress levels.
You can also arrange for your employees to go to a local gym; lots of exercise facilities offer discounts for group and corporate memberships.
Treat Them with Respect
To earn the respect of your employees, you should also give them the respect that they deserve. Hear their views before making decisions, especially in matters concerning them. This will make them feel important to your organization.
Your business will increase rapidly if your employees remain stress free and happy - and using the above steps will ensure that are constantly motivated.