By David King
April 21, 2011
Hoping to get the best out of their employees, many executives and entrepreneurs are finding new ways to encourage motivation and camaraderie in the workplace, offering employees more than just a paycheck in return for their hard work.
The happier the employees, the more productive they tend to be. Employees thrive in a healthy work environment fostered by executives who care not just about the work being done but also about the people who dedicate time and effort to these tasks every day. Below are four ways businesses can change the attitude of the workplace to reduce unhappiness and stress, improving employee efficiency.
Regular Feedback – For All To Hear
How can your employees be sure they’re doing a good job? Regular feedback will give your employees the necessary confidence and assurance needed for high-quality work. Sending out a short email to all company members detailing a job well done produces another opportunity for employee motivation. Have an employee that isn’t doing such a great job? Private instructive feedback is a good method in this case. Leave your employees feeling rejuvenated and encouraged, rather than dejected and unsuccessful.
Rewards – Not Too Much, But Just Enough
Some accomplishments deserve more than a pat on the back. Big client wins, successful events and employee-company anniversaries can be rewarded with a local gift card, a paid day off or a small bonus. It’s just another way to keep the motivation and encouragement flowing in the office, as employees can see that there are indeed perks and rewards associated with skillful work on the job.