After working for months on end, employees need a break from the daily grind. Working for extended periods drains them of energy which is bound to affect their productivity. So, what can you do to ensure that at the end of it you don’t have a workplace where your employees look like zombies?
The answer is to spice things up by organising some activities and making more effort to see some real time change in the way things function.
There are some great upsides to motivating and having fun at the workplace. Let us take a look at what these advantages are!
“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” This famous quote by Helen Keller tells us that team spirit is the key to success. In recent years, people have understood the importance of having good team spirit in the workplace. It has been proved over time that people who work in unity accomplish more than those who work individually. Investing in fun activities around office will help in company’s growth and it will be one of the most important investments the company could make in its own self.
Team building activities will help solve any issues that have occurred or may occur in future and disrupt the working environment. It will also help build trust between colleagues and improve communication amongst each other bringing more transparency in the work one does.
When the financial year is coming to an end, the whole team comes under a lot of pressure as everybody has to complete targets before the deadline is upon them. Studies reveal that workers are less productive when they are under stress. A team becomes less efficient and looses their energy if it is constantly worrying and bored doing the same kind of work. If a team is taken for a corporate day out, it will surely help them loosen up. This will also raise their morale and in turn increasing their productivity.
Giving something else other than Bonus
What helps raise the morale of an employee? A certificate of appreciation given to a hardworking employee will let them know that their efforts are noticed and appreciated. You could even award ‘Employee of the Month’ title to deserving employees and that will give their morale a much needed boost as well.
Now surely a monetary bonus will make an employee joyous, but it won’t be the only way to thank them especially when the workload is humongous.
A company should find non-monetary alternatives to thank employees for their contribution. It will ensure the company’s growth and also the loyalty of everyone working within. It will also make the employees feel valued and cared for.
Benefits to Business
Workplaces that make work feel like fun are the ones sought mostly by freshers. Some big companies like Google attract best talent by being famous for throwing best office parties. And it totally works! This can be difficult especially for small businesses, that’s why spreading the word about your fun filled office activities and events will work in your favour. Not only hiring talented people is an essential step to help a company grow its business, but if word gets out why it is fun to work at your company, it will definitely stand strong among its competition.
Better Relationship With Customers
Happy employees will maintain good relationship when they are dealing with customers. These employees want nothing but the best for the company as they feel empowered by the hard work they put in to get the job done. If you are a small business owner, it is important that you acknowledge and appreciate these efforts. Let them know that you notice and realize what they do to make the organization a successful one. This will give them a much needed morale boost. Your employees will work harder when they feel that they are valued.
All the benefits mentioned above are a result of a workplace that takes the extra step to ensure happiness of all the employees. We hope the above given tips help you make a difference and ensure your employees are happy throughout.