Businesses are not built on numbers. They are built on people. Funnily enough, a considerable number of businesses do not manage their people as well as they should. Right from childhood, we always understood the importance of morale. If we liked a particular teacher, we tried to do well in that subject. If our coach said our game is improving, we would try only to get better. As we went from students to professionals, the relationship of morale and satisfaction got even more distinct. Job satisfaction became essential to productivity more than ever. Unfortunately, many organizations do not focus on these aspects as much as is needed. It is common knowledge that great employees attract great customers, but somehow this does not trickle down to or reflect well enough in employer-employee interactions. Especially when a large amount of research indicates that well-paid, well-appreciated employees report greater productivity and even claim to be ‘happier’ at work. So when it comes to boosting employee morale and elevating job satisfaction, here are a few noteworthy strategies or methods you can keep in mind to cultivate a more positive work atmosphere.
Ethics stickEmployees, quite naturally, experience a sense of belonging as well as ownership of their work and work space. This extends to them upholding the values of their organisation and resonating with what the company represents. The age-old values of honesty, integrity, commitment etc. are highly valued by employees and it affects them negatively if the company wavers from these beliefs. So it is imperative to main your organizational work ethic in order to minimize dissatisfaction, especially when the next generation is increasingly involved with social causes and issues.
Open your doors for opportunities to knockDissatisfaction spreads like wildfire when fresh ideas and feedback are not openly encouraged. It is essential for your employees to feel like their views and opinions matter and are heard in turn. Try imbibing an open-door culture with clearer communication, improved suggestions and feedback mechanisms, as well as an overall effort to be more inclusive with employees across levels and demographics.
Growth fuels growthAn employee will value an organisation where they see themselves growing too. As an employer, one must make employees feel like their efforts are being duly recognized and that they are an integral part of the company’s growth story. Ensure you have mechanisms in place that understand and expand an employee’s current role or phase them into a new role as and when the need arises. This makes your employee feel appreciated and also keeps a passionate, experienced professional towards common objectives of growth.
Team work makes the dream workEven if profits or sales are the ultimate goals of your business, your human resources are essential to you getting there. In line with you having an open-door policy, you must also create a culture of collaboration. Spread positivity in the workplace among peers and superiors alike. Solve frictions that may arise proactively as relationships of colleagues plays a great role in job satisfaction and employee productivity.
This might seem like an obvious point, but it is not just about smiling and talking politely with your employees. It is about being appreciative of them and their work. Have effective reward mechanisms in place that effectively acknowledge employee efforts, and more importantly, encourage them to continue performing well. You can also consider ways to pull employees up in order to reprimand them without demotivating them.
At the end, it is much simpler said than done but like every other process in your organisation, you need to work hard & smart in order to get amazing results. Your employees are like that too. You need to encourage your people to move forward on a personal as well as professional front. Not only does this create a work place more conducive to success but also attracts loyal, dedicated workers. Motivating them is one thing, but finding the right employees is critical to begin with. You can fulfill your talent acquisition needs with NKC. We are amongst the top staffing companies in India and overseas, having in-depth experience in the Apparels and Textiles industry – making us a celebrated fashion recruitment agency as well as headhunters in the textile industry. We have recently expanded our offerings and expertise as job consultants in the Education sector as well. Get in touch with us to find the perfect job for you or to recruit the ideal talent to help fulfill your organisational goals.
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