Employees are the backbone of your company, especially when it comes to running a small business. Having good relationships with your employees and keeping them feeling happy in their job not only makes it more enjoyable for them, but the overall workspace and business will thrive. Consider these few things:
Prioritizing a Work/Life Balance
This aspect of balancing work and life is one of the biggest factors when maintaining an employee’s happiness. It is about creating a healthy management of the time spent at work and the time spent outside of work in day-to-day life. Employees who are able to live with a good balance are often less stressed overall, as well as less likely to burnout at their job.
Recognize and Reward Employees for Their Hard Work
Something as easy as acknowledging the work that your employees have been putting in, or even a simple “thank you” helps those who work under you to feel noticed and seen. Having an employer who truly puts the effort into making sure their employees know that their work doesn’t go unnoticed makes a world of difference in the health and happiness within a workplace.
Allowing your employees to take breaks often not only aids in their mental state in terms of happiness, but also helps increase productivity. Simple moments of taking a walk around the office, chatting with a colleague, or grabbing a quick drink or snack will help any employee mentally.
Listen to Your Employees
Decisions in the workplace are often made without even communicating with the ones that are affected by the decision. By taking the time to listen to your employees on where to improve or what areas are doing well, differences can be made in the business in areas where you may not have been able to see.
Take a few extra minutes to check in on your employees and ask them if there is anything that could improve in your workspace. Making small steps to being intentional about the happiness of your employees with significantly change your business for the better.
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