4 Ways to Make Your Employees Smile
There’s a simple secret to a productive workplace and a successful business - maintaining high morale amongst employees. So how can you ensure that your employees are happy and subsequently more effective at work? Here are a few tips and tricks to make everyone smile.
1. Remember your manners
As the old adage goes: “Good manners cost nothing.” However they are an excellent way to make your team feel valued. When you walk into the office in the morning, walk in with a smile and be sure to greet everyone individually. If it’s feasible, ask each employee a question about their weekend, hobby, or family. Between the smile which radiates confidence and the question which indicates attentiveness, these actions will make employees feel respected and appreciated. In addition, listen with focus when people talk to you instead of tapping at your smart phone or facing your computer screen. When you thank employees, thank them sincerely. Praise them for hitting their targets or doing something special with verbal recognition.
How to Get the Most From an Average Employee
The workforce is full of different types of employees. You have the overachiever who tries to take on a variety of projects at once, the slacker who barely skates by and the average employee. The average employee does their job, maybe a little more, but is more than content to be average. Here are some ways that you, as an employer, can get the most out of your average employee and turn them into a stellar one.
Boost Morale and Profits with an Employee Incentive Program
Great employees are hard to come by, so when you have a few good ones on your team you need let them know that you appreciate them so that they will stick around for the long haul. Rewarding your employees with an incentive program is a great way to show your employees you value the work that they do.