Unhappy employees are more powerful than you think. If an employee is unsatisfied with their work they tend to be less productive than an employee who isn’t, and that time they spend being unproductive can cost you in the long run.
Employees who are happy are also motivated. They work harder and get more satisfaction out of their work, and so it goes ‘round in a circle. But how do you get your employees to be happy in the first place?
Here are some simple tips that will help you deliver happiness in your work place.
1. The first tip is to find out what motivates your employees. Why are they there in the first place, and what are they looking for? Once you understand this you can more successfully motivate them in their work.
2. Is your workplace a positive one or are your employees trapped in the doom and gloom? A positive work environment can work wonders on the happiness of your employees.
3. A person’s strengths are their pride and joy. They love being able to show what they are good at and impress others. It is important for you as the employer to understand the strengths of your employees.
4. Use those strengths to motivate your employees. When you, as the employer, take time to recognize just how your employees’ strengths play into the overall picture, and you let them know, you will be surprised at the change it makes.
Mike Moore is the HVAC Training Director at HVAC Learning Solutions, an HVAC industry expert in sales, technical, and business training. Visit Mike’s blog for more insights. Mike can be reached on Twitter @hvaclearning or on Google+ at gplus.to/hvactraining.