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You can make your workforce happy with these 5 things

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by Mariel Rubinstein
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Research suggests that we work more creatively and effectively when we’re happy at work.

Sounds good, right?

So how do you hit boost on your employee's happiness?

1. Help them connect

Relationships, in general, are critical to your happiness and well-being.

So considering how much time your employees spend at work, the kind of relationships that they have there is really going to impact their mood.

Encourage a friendly connected workforce and this can make all the difference.

2. Don’t be afraid to challenge them

You might not think it, but human beings like to be challenged. Try to encourage your employees to work outside of their comfort zone and push them to learn new things.

This will really help them get more out of what they’re doing.  

3. Respect their work-life balance

For most people, their work isn’t their whole life. So respect that your employees will have other things going on in their lives, and do things to encourage a healthy work-life balance.

Benefits that boost your employees physical and financial well-being can be great at improving their day-to-day, making them feel more content overall.

4. Make them feel empowered

Feeling empowered and like we can do anything we put our mind to is something we’re all after. Help your workforce discover this feeling and they’ll be well on their way to happiness.

Try delegating tasks and handing out responsibility. This way they can find their strengths and feel like they’re really contributing.

5. Keep inspiring 

If you feel like you’re doing something worthless, it’s bound to get you down.

We all want to work for things that are meaningful and have a greater purpose. So keeping your employees engaged is so important. Inspire them and keep them happy.

 

Posted: 13/06/2017 

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