Employer

It is any managers main objective to maintain an engaged workforce. After all, the more productive your team are, the more that they will achieve and in turn, the more successful the business will be.

One of the most significant factors that can impact an employee’s productivity is their job satisfaction and level of happiness at work. If an individual is unhappy in their job, it is unlikely that they will feel motivated to put in their full effort and the negative vibes could also influence the behaviour of other staff.  So for the sake of your business and employee wellbeing, there are a few things that you can do to make sure that everyone is happy and driven to work their hardest.

Here are some of the top benefits of a happy workforce, as well as the damaging consequences of an unhappy employee, identified by The Online MBA Programme at Ohio University:

How damaging is an unengaged employee?

  • Only 29% of employees surveyed were “fully engaged” with their work.
  • A poor relationship with their manager is one of the most significant factors determining their poor engagement at work.
  • Employees who are unhappy at work are more likely to steal from the company and $50 billion is stolen annually by employees.

What are the benefits of a happy workforce?

  • The happier an individual is, the more motivated they are at work.
  • The happiest companies are the fastest growing – Google known for their fun company culture were the fastest growing company in 2o14.

How can you make your employees happy?

  • 78% of the fastest growing companies offer shorter working weeks.
  • Another popular perk is family care.
  • Having friends at work improves happiness, so encourage this with team building activities and social events.
  • 71% of employees with over 25 friends at work love their company.
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