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Happy Employees for Maximum Productivity

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Happy Employees for Maximum Productivity

Employee satisfaction. Maximum productivity. Freedom and flexibility. Communication. Job satisfaction. Proper tools

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October 4, 2018
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Happy Employees for Maximum Productivity

Employees' happiness is something that employers should never treat as an afterthought. Having happy employees guarantee a successful business. Employees execute an employer's vision. Treating them well will significantly boost productivity more than any other factor.

Reasons why staff happiness matters

Employee satisfaction is more than a handsome salary and fringe benefits. Management must ensure that their staff work in a safe, positive and decent workplace. Employees are human beings first before they are workers. Treating your staff with respect, making them feel valued, compensating them fairly, and promoting them for their action will push them to work harder. They will bring their A-game to work because they feel like part of their vision. It is in your best interest as a business person to ensure the satisfaction of your employees. Here are a few tips on how you should go about it.

Recognition has been proven to be one of the best ways of improving work motivation among the employees. Unfortunately, most employees work so hard to make their employers look good without recognition. A little thanks will go a long way. Find pride in what they do and the difference they make. Show them how their specific duties are essential to the company. Have an employee of the month, cultivate an employee's appreciation culture, and organize parties such as the end-of-year parties to let them know how grateful you are for walking with them for the past year. Given that human beings are always encouraged by the promise of reward, buy gifts for your employees once in a while or even take them out to lunch to say thank you.

1. Freedom and flexibility

Flexibility at work gives the employees the freedom to decide when and how they work to increase productivity. Allow your staff to reach their full potential. Give your employees the freedom to suggest ideas. Being a micromanaging boss denies your employees the freedom to do their best. Provide your employees with the roadmap and let them complete the tasks independently. Please encourage them to take ownership of the outcome of their work. It will surprise you how much this will improve your company's productivity. Trusting the employees' ability boosts their happiness significantly.

2. Communication

Effective communication is equal to happy employees and increased productivity. Effective communication is two-way traffic. Therefore, just as you expect the employees to listen to you, listen to them. Please pay attention to them, regardless of what they say to you. Listen to their concerns. Ensure that all parties involved have an understanding. As an entrepreneur, you need to keep your communication channels open. Keep your employees informed on changes, new policies, and projects.

3. Job satisfaction

Nothing makes an employee happier than being satisfied with what they do. Challenge them by giving them increased responsibilities. Provide them with learning opportunities that lead to moving up the company ranks. Offer educational leaves, training, and educational opportunities to create a supportive workplace and strengthen the employees' skills. 

4. Proper tools

Job done without proper tools might never be appropriately done or might take longer. Providing your employees with appropriate tools is very important. Appropriate tools will allow them to perform their responsibilities effectively, at ease, and efficiently. Investing in adequate working equipment ensures happy employees, which cultivates satisfied customers.

Once you implement these concepts, you are guaranteed to notice positive changes in your business. A happy employee equals a satisfied customer, equal to a successful business. Register with WorkPay to simplify your work and guarantee satisfied employees.

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Workpay is a HR and Payroll software company that offers time & attendance, payroll, human resource, leave, expenses and remote teams solutions to businesses across Africa.

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