Key Ingredients For A Productive, Happy Workforce

By |2017-09-14T11:21:23-07:00February 15th, 2013|

Business owners understand the need to focus on numbers and data to measure their company’s health and progress. However, paying equal attention to the productivity and level of satisfaction of your workforce is another important measurement to business success. Your employees play a key role in your business reputation and solvency, so ensuring they are efficient and content in their positions can have positive benefits for your company.

1. Communication
Having a management structure is important, but creating barriers between upper management and employees can lead to miscommunication with large consequences. To avoid these types of obstacles, create an environment that fosters open and relaxed communication between workers at all levels. This may make workers feel more comfortable about clarifying instructions, projects, and other work tasks to help ensure they are carried out correctly.

2. A varied work environment
Partnership and team workMonotony can lead to worker dissatisfaction and stunted productivity. To avoid this, business owners can vary the job environment by offering training and professional development programs and providing opportunities for workers to take on different job tasks. Employees who have advancement opportunities may be more likely to seek out new projects and take ownership of expanded responsibilities.

3. Appreciation
Business owners who simply say “thank you” to employees for their hard work and show their appreciation are more likely to have more satisfied workers than those who don’t. In addition, finding small ways to demonstrate appreciation, such as taking employees to lunch, having office gatherings, and even extending small monetary bonuses, can also make workers more content with their positions.

Fostering a happy work environment can greatly contribute to employee well-being and business success. Dun and Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s upcoming “Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet” conferences may allow you to network with other businesses and find out their secrets for maintaining employee efficiency and satisfaction.