It is a proven fact, happy employees add more to your business and increase your profitability.
They are way more productive, less likely to change jobs, take less sick leave, and have more energy which they are willing to invest in your business.
They will also have a higher achievement rate than their unhappy counterparts.
But there is a big difference between happiness and engagement factors, and the key to a happy team lays in knowing how to combine both in balance.
These are a few suggestions you can try to help achieve this balance, plus a higher level of profitability.
- Team engagement starts with your commitment
Take the time to get to know your team members as individuals.
Getting to know them will tell you how to motivate them. It’s the details what will show them you care about them as people, not just workers –only, in order to do so, you will genuinely have to care.
- Give them the tools and training for their personal growth
They will know that you’re invested in them if you take the time to develop their skills, challenge them to learn more, do more and accomplish more; give them the ability to move forward within the company.
- Listen to your team members
Every member of your team is motivated differently, so review them often so you can learn how to find what is the perfect combination of programs and resources for that person.
Once you get their feedback, act on it.
- Boost teamwork through team-building activities
Your relationship with your team members is important, but so is the close relationship between teammates.
When you encourage this kind of friendship through team-based projects, and team-building activities, this creates a sense of responsibility and accountability within the team –they don’t want to let their mates down.
- Use rewards and incentives
These are huge motivators for most workers, also non-cash related awards, and inside-the-team recognition programs are excellent tools for engagement.
An engaged workforce is a happy, productive workforce, and that is always good for your business.
Work towards developing your team members as individuals, help them become their best versions of themselves, and you will be well on your way to happy and engaged teams.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this Team Happiness series of articles, and that you were able to implement them into your business strategies.
See you next week.