Studies show that happy workers enjoy better health (resulting in fewer sick days, and an increased amount of productivity). Happy employees also benefit employers: companies retain experienced employees and suffer lower turnover rates (resulting in reduced hiring and training costs).
Here are a few simple ways to create a happy work environment:
Praise Your Employees
69% of workers stated that they’d work harder if they were better appreciated. Something as simple as “Great work!” can easily boost an employee’s morale.
Make members of your team feel like an asset, provide frequent timely feedback.
Recognize Employee Success
After a job well done, ensure that employee success is acknowledged. Certificates, cash bonuses, gift certificates, and company merchandise are great ways to do this.
Celebrate What Matters
Show employees you care by acknowledging things that are important to them: birthdays, work anniversaries, and other personal accomplishments.
Allow Employees to Listen to Music
Music at work is found to improve atmosphere and increase employee morale: 4/5 employees state that it improves their productivity.
Reward employees with the opportunity to occasionally work from home, if possible.
Quick 10-minute breaks allow employees to disconnect- which will in turn increase their happiness, health, and productivity.