Happy Employees equal Business Success
More and more evidence from studies show that as happiness increases in employees, so does productivity.
Creating a happy culture and happy employees means gains all around for your business.
Who doesn’t want that? And, what does it actually mean to be happy?
Hamdi Ulukaya, the CEO of Chobani, on his TED conference video says, “Everytime you invest in your people, your return is 100 times greater than expenses.”
So what does it actually mean to invest in your employees to create a level of happiness that will spill over into your business?
Here is what we found:
Let your Employees know they are valuable
Create incentives and policies that support, value and give back to employees. Profit sharing, work/life time flexibility, a supportive management style, extensive benefits and perks.
Get in the Trenches
Ulukaya says “CEOs sitting on high towers and not knowing what’s going on among their people – it’s just going to be distance.” He goes on to say that understanding their people’s working conditions, how they feel about the company and how communities are reacting to it, is important and contributes immensely to the success of the business. He says this is an investment in your company.
Encouraging and creating relationships and friendships with those you work with boost satisfaction in the workplace by 50%. “People with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to engage fully in their work.”
Create Job Satisfaction
While salary and security are important parts of job satisfaction, so is growth. Employees need to feel as though they are using their skills and abilities, otherwise they will tend to get stuck and stagnant in their work.
So, how would you say your workplace measures up in employee happiness? If there is room for improvement, there is no time like the present.