Everyone knows that happy employees are productive employees, right? I think we've all heard that before. When people feel valued and happy in their work environment, they're able to focus on their job and get things done! Sounds pretty reasonable. So how do you get employee morale where you want it and make your business a place where people want to work?
Well, you could start with some perks! And I'm not talking only about financial perks. You can give your staff training — either skills specific to their job or skills that will help them advance to a higher level. Or, it could be the kind of training that gives them a better understanding of your company and the industry you work in. Whatever it is, it's a win-win for you and them! Who doesn't love a good win-win?
Another area not to ignore is the work environment. No, no... not the sleek office furniture you just got straight outta Amsterdam or the hip new Pantone color you painted the warehouse (though I admit those things are nice to look at!). I'm talking about the mood, the culture, the people. You know, the intangibles. No one likes having to pull someone else's weight or feeling stuck in an overly stressful, negative workplace. Monitor what's going on with your staff, ask them for input, acknowledge their accomplishments. If you can do these things consistently, your company will be a place where people want to work (almost as much as you do!).
Employee Morale Starts With You! Are You In A Good Mood?
Remember, you set the tone for your workplace. This doesn't mean you have to be in a good mood 24/7, but you should aim for a good "workplace mood" all the time. To help you with that this week, we've got a roundup of quotes from some of my favorite authors to help you focus on boosting employee morale. We started with Stats & Curiosities from Harvard Business Review. My good friend, Nicole Matthews, wrote a great book – Permission – about how giving yourself permission to live the life you want is the first step to finding your best future! In Shawn Achor's book, Before Happiness, he shows how a positive mindset is the best predictor of motivation and performance in the workplace. Also, check out 57 Fascinating Business Facts That Will Blow Your Mind from BuzzFeed News.
I'll say it forever...everyone is so proud of being so "busy"...But Are You Making Any Money? Don't be too busy to focus! Take a good look at employee morale. Your business will benefit!
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Check out the summary of last week's business tips and motivational quotes from my Instagram page which you hopefully got to see in real time! If not, let's make sure we're following each other on Instagram!! So...here is this week's roundup of Instagram images of My Top Business Tips and Motivational Quotes.
Boosting Employee Morale – Tip #1:
"Workers consider training to be as valuable as a raise... as valuable as a 17.7% wage increase!"
Boosting Employee Morale – Tip #2:
"When it comes to doing business, I want to surround myself with people who are ethical, supportive, and help lift me up, not those who want to tear me down."
Boosting Employee Morale – Tip #3:
"Stress can tear a team apart if ignored or feared, but if used as a positive, it can be the glue."
Boosting Employee Morale – Tip #4:
"Amazon.com employees spend two days every two years working at the customer service desk — even the CEO — in order to help all workers understand the customer service process."
Boosting Employee Morale – Tip #5:
"If anyone in your circle is taking up space in the basement instead of staking a claim in your penthouse, it's time you clean house!"
Do you have a plan? I want YOUR stories on how you increased employee morale!
Well, what do you think? Do you have a story to tell about improving the energy and the vibe in the workplace? Which tips above did you find helpful? I would LOVE to hear from you!
Anyhoo...I publish these business tips and motivational quotes to get you fired up for your work week! Oh by the way, want to eliminate frustration and increase cash? For sure!! Discover 8 simple ideas to get clients, identify the 3 types of clients and create your sales system! Get the FREE report right here!
P.S. Of course that's not all we've got! Searching for more small business tips that lead to higher morale?
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