Welcome back! In part one of this two-part series, we began the discussion about how to improve the morale of your employees to boost productivity and keep quality employees that included remaining consistent, recognizing good work, and not letting poor performance continue. In this second part, we will continue providing a few ideas to boost the morale of your employees and be the best boss you can be!
Create a Positive Work Environment to Promote Productivity
Make it More Than Just a Job
No, we don’t mean that you have to plan out of work activities or provide a home at the workplace, however, when people feel a greater purpose than a paycheck, they tend to put forth more effort and do so positively. Sometimes the purpose or meaning of your business gets lost in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day business. Try to remind employees of the meaning of your business’ mission and how it impacts the community for the better. When employees feel like they are making a positive impact and have a purpose that is greater than earning an income, they are much more likely to show up on time, put in the effort, and miss fewer days of work. Give them a reason to come to work.
Value Feedback and Opinions
Valued employees who feel heard and involved tend to perform better and go above and beyond their expected duties. While we don’t recommend a full open-forum, everyone does what they please style workplace, we do recommend having an open-door policy and encouraging input and feedback from your employees. This can come in the form of direct asking at employee meetings, a suggestion box, or simply being open to listening. Even if you don’t implement suggestions, when employees know that their ideas were considered, they feel more content with their jobs and invest a little more creative effort into their jobs.
Make Positivity a Requirement
Remember the old adage “fake it till you make it”? There is truth to the statement that if you fake something long enough, it becomes you. Many successful businesses that require their employees to greet every guest who walks through the door or ask each customer they encounter the same question, find that after a while, these statements that were once a requirement become genuine. When you require your employees to display positivity to your customers in even some small way, makes a positive impact on both your customers and your employees. Additionally, instead of grumbling through a day at work, your employees know they will be greeted with positivity.
There is no one-size-fits-all recipe for boosting employee morale. However, it is a proven fact that happier employees are more productive and contribute positively to the group mission. As the boss, you have the power to make a difference and make the working environment a positive, productive place to be.
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