6 Simple Tips to Keep Your Employees Happy and Productive

May 31, 2019

Every successful business has a team of workers who feel valued, are happy and stay productive. While this may seem like an unreachable dream for any manager, there are several simple tips to make sure your employees are taken care of, feel appreciated, and stay positive and productive day after day.

  1. Recognize Progress

Be sure to let your employees know when they are doing great work. Giving them constructive feedback is important to growth, but so is acknowledging a job well done. These boosts of encouragement carry on to more projects and work only will continue to improve.

  • Plan Team-Building Activities Unrelated to Work

Every so often it’s incredibly valuable to take a break from work and bring your team – or the entire company – together for simple fun. Whether you have a potluck luncheon or play team-building games, these gatherings can help everyone come together which will translate to a more cohesive work environment.

  • Include Employees in the Big Picture

It’s an essential part of leadership to keep your employees informed about the big picture and progress of the company. Both successes and hits are important to share with your team so uncertainty and unrest is avoided. It’s also helpful for your employees to understand how valuable their work is toward the big picture goals of the company. This can keep motivation high even when times are tough.

  • Encourage Work-Life Balance

Both managers and workers need to find a work-life balance to stay healthy, productive and motivated. Encourage all your employees to maintain a healthy life that is well-rounded, so they can be key players to the company in the long run and avoid burnout.

  • Offer Opportunities for Additional Responsibilities

Managers can get stuck in a pattern of merely assigning tasks rather than offering them up for their employees to seize. When a leader presents additional responsibilities, the employees can choose to take them on or pass them over. This will encourage your employees to step up on their own and make it easier to see which of your employees may be more eligible for a promotion.

  • Set Clear Goals

Set clear company goals and create smaller goals and steps for your employees to work towards. Working together as a team to achieve larger goals encourages teamwork and trust. It’s also important to work with your individual employees to set specific goals for their responsibilities and performance as well.

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