Human Resources are considered to be the most valuable assets of any organization for a reason. They are the building elements of a corporate structure and play a major role not only in shaping up the business, but also represent the culture of the company. So, fostering the manpower and taking care of its well-being is of utmost importance.
There is a gamut of ways and strategies that employers implement in order to keep the workforce engaged as well as motivated. But these tactics do not adopted or practiced on a daily basis. If you think about the regular work regime, there is hardly any effort that is put into maintaining the everyday happiness and satisfaction of the employees.
To ensure that the working professionals are in a good mood everyday and always delighted to work, thereby enhancing the overall productivity, here’s a list of ideas to live by:
Warm Welcome/ Greeting
A high-spirited and upbeat individual is like a breath of fresh air in the hectic work schedule. So, as a supervisor/ manager, you need to maintain a positive aura around you. Be it a cheerful good morning/ afternoon/ evening, a warm welcome with a smiling face in the office or a daily wish through a mail or a message to begin the day with, speaks volumes about what kind of a leader you actually are. These are simple signs that you care for your employees. All it takes is an extremely little effort from your end and it can make a huge difference in the office environment, bringing smiles everywhere around you.
Time and Work Flexibility
Another major factor that makes the employees fall in love with the work culture of an organization is its flexibility to operate. If you are the nagging boss who continuously interferes with his team’s work and timings, chances are that you will soon end up having haters for members or face a high churn rate. So, stop micromanaging right now and start being a little flexible towards the manpower to give them a little breather.
Next time you see an employee overworked or unwell, ask them to take a day off and stop overreacting on few late arrivals or tardies. You need to just accept the fact that employees also have a personal space and deserve a healthy work-life balance.
Appreciation Mails/ Messages
After the hard work put in, “a pat on the back” is what every employee deserves and looks forward to. Every offer letter format talks about the yearly R&R, but no one focuses on the daily tokens of applaud that go into employees’ inbox mails. Imagine your team member coming to work and seeing an acknowledgement mail as the first thing in the morning! It would literally light up their mood for the rest of the day. So, learn to appreciate the excessive amount of work, energy and time that your team members put in to achieve the goals.
Random Recreational Activities
An announcement for weekly (if not daily) fun activities, a small getaway or frequent team outing brings joy to everyone. A game or sport event, an extracurricular activity or a picnic is a highlight of everybody’s day. So, you can always plan something in between the work schedule to break the monotony once in a while. This is a proven employee engagement activity that makes wonders in boosting performance, satisfaction and retention of the workforce.
Knowledge Sharing/ Brainstorming Sessions
A little takeaway every single day can contribute to making every employee a resource centre in himself! Thus, if you could organize interactive meetings and conferences to discuss ideas that upskill the employees and upgrade their knowledge, it would not only improve their performance and increase yield, but also make them happy with the uplift in their comprehension.
Office and Workspace Decorations
This is another part of the office that intrigues the employees and keeps them stuck on their workstations. A large number of working professionals believe in maintaining an alive and eye pleasing aura around their desks to attract visitors and gather compliments. So, decorating the workspace is a brilliant option to make the employees interested in coming to the office regularly and will great enthusiasm.