If you have watched ‘Office Space’ you must be familiar with all the bits that employees hate about an office. Well, they may dislike their job but not as much as the work culture, work conditions, peers and office.
Whatever they are down for, the point is unless they are motivated they won’t be efficient. End result? The office space will suffer. Here are a few ways to make your employees say: Dear Work, I love you.
· Give them a Little More
The appreciation and the perks are fine, but that’s a reward for their efforts. Give them something that is not a part of the bargain. They don’t really have to achieve something for getting some workplace flexibility. Outings and picnics also keep them engaged and committed.
· Show them the Way
You may or may not know this, but most of the employees working in your office, including those on the senior positions, live in confusion. The majority goes with the flow and have very little idea about what to do next. Providing career counselling and guidance will reassure them of being on the right track.
· Don’t Cheat (Where Money is Concerned)
You can’t act stingy when it comes to salaries and dues. They know when the bucks are due. Also, do not hesitate in giving a bonus when deserved. Don’t promise them a bigger sum next time.
· Be Cool
As far as possible, let the work atmosphere be free of stress and haste. Not to say that you can overlook the deadlines but an excessively jam-packed work schedule, that leaves no time for breaks, will only make employees think of ways to break free.
· Help them Be Fit
You need to groom your employees to be fit for the job and off it. You can think about offering health policies but these won’t be of use until they actually fall sick. Go for health programs instead. Weekly cricket matches or badminton tournaments will keep them motivated enough to work and happy enough to stay.
Create an organization free of politics. Bring down the work pressure (in case it is killing the happiness quotient in your organization) and take regular entertainment intervals. At least they will stop hating you that way.
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