Why Employee Happiness Is Your Responsibility

By Robert M. Keay

Why Employee Happiness Is Your Responsibility

Employee happiness grows in popularity as businesses have grown to realize that cheerful employees are more beneficial to the victory of the organization. But, what actually defines the term “employee happiness”? This term is more than an employee entering the office with a smile on your face. Rather it is about the positive feelings that are associated while they are on the job. Along with that, it is about how they deal with matters in the organization and overall, how they excel.

While it is true that this construct is a state of mind, organizations can certainly have an impact and here is how:

Make Enhancements to The Company Culture – This should be the first point of attack as a good internal culture can transform how your staff views your entire company. Investing in a gym or decent healthcare can certainly make your staff feel as though they are valued and wanted. You should also talk to your employees and try to find out what they require. This, without a doubt, will make a major impact on employee happiness.

Treat them the Way You’d Want to Be Treated – Companies get it wrong in believing that money is the answer to every problem. Rather, it is more of the admission into the firm as that’s what initially draws you in. But employees also want to feel respected, therefore, if you treat them poorly, you should not expect for those same members of your work force to be productive or even happy.

Be Flexible – Members of the work force appreciate malleable bosses and hence tend to show their appreciation by being loyal. Imagine your child happens to fall sick and your employer gives you time to nurse your child back to health. These things show that companies do not always need to be so rigid but humane.

Reward Your Staff – Lastly, acknowledging the efforts that are made by your employees to ensure that your organization succeeds is the icing on the cake. After all, when the company succeeds, everyone succeeds and while employees do not need constant approval and rewards, it’s the thought that counts. So tell them when they are doing a good job, reward them when they have done such and actively seek to ensure that your team strives to do a good job for not only the business but themselves too.