Do you know the saying “happy wife, happy life?” Well that applies to employees and organizations as well. Statistics show that happy employees work better: Employees who reported being happy had 12% higher productivity, and those who reported not being happy had 10% less productivity. Happy employees are also shown to make more sales and be more creative, so there’s no doubt happiness is essential to a growing business.
Coffee: The Gift That Keeps on Giving
There are many ways you can keep your employees happy, but perhaps the easiest thing you can do is to invest in an office coffee machine. There are few things more satisfying then that first sip of coffee in the morning; and the first thing a lot of people do after getting ready for work is get coffee, whether it’s at home or at a coffee shop on their way to work. Some may make coffee at work, but let’s be honest…most coffee makers in the office are small and rarely cleaned.
Getting a commercial coffee machine can ease the morning of your employees, since they don’t have to waste time and money making coffee at home or picking it up somewhere. These machines last a long time and can make more drinks than just regular, hot coffee. They also have the capacity to handle the demand of everyone in the office, all throughout the day. Bosses drink coffee too, so this is something everyone can use.
Coveted Time Off
There’s more to retaining employees than building trust and making them feel a part of a team. It’s also important to show that you trust them. By giving time off, you’re saying that you trust they will get their work done when back in the office, or from home. You’re also showing that you care about their home life and their mental health. With access to the internet and so many means of communication, it’s possible to get a lot of work done at home for some types of business. You don’t have to let employees work from home all the time, or give them many days off, but allowing them time to relax or get things done in their personal lives will free them up to focus on the job when back in the office. It’s also an incentive for getting their job done well.
Keep a Clean & Tidy Office
Taking care of jobs such as cleaning for your employees can help with not only keeping your workforce happy, but can boost productivity and motivation levels too. There is plenty of evidence to show that clean and tidy work spaces help to reduce employee stress, enabling employees to increase their focus as well as providing them with a sense of pride in their workplace.”
Alcohol and food is always a way to win the heart of people, but it can be especially useful in a work setting. Attending a happy hour outside of work usually means getting out of work early, but also spending quality time with coworkers. Employees will have the chance to get to know the people they work with, including their superiors, and feel more comfortable in the office. This will lead to better communication and creativity.
Company culture is one of the main factors workers are looking into today. It’s not just enough to pay well; workers want to spend their day in a positive environment with a good company. People are dreaming of comfy couches and in-office pool tournaments, but you don’t have to go that far if you don’t have the budget. Just make sure your employees have the motivation to do well in the office, and they’ll respect any perks that you give them.