To make any business run smoothly, you need to take into consideration employee morale and make sure that your employees are satisfied with their workplace and coworkers. Otherwise, you are going to spend more time on “making it work in the office,” instead of focusing on the thriving business you’re running. Whether it is a dentist’s office or some large corporation, there are ways you and your employees can work together efficiently as a team. So, here’s how to improve employee morale and job satisfaction:
1. Help Them Understand Your Vision
Help your employees understand your vision and goal as a business. Show them that the work they do has some impact on the lives of your patients or clients. Help them see the bigger picture by showing them that they’re a part of something bigger. Every single person in every single position at your office is like a cog. And you can’t create movement with a single cog, you need a whole system of them. Show them that at every level their work is impactful.
2. Care About Your Employees
Be able to see the human aspect of your employees. Don’t look at them just as people who you pay to do work for you. Remember their birthdays, anniversaries or big events in their lives. Send them wedding or baby shower gifts. Treat them like you would treat a friend because people are going to do a better job for you and be more loyal when they know that they’re loved and taken care of.
3. Give Them A Shout-Out
Recognize a job well done. Positively reinforce them by praising their efforts. Give them credit for what they do, show that they’re a valuable asset to your company and that their work is producing great results. People don’t just want to work for the sake of it, they want to make a difference and they want to feel like they’re of value to you, your company and the society as a whole.
4. Pamper Your Employees
Even if you don’t have phenomenal benefits packages for your employees, try to treat them every now and then. Take them out to lunch, offer them a massage or some sort of allowance that helps them take care of themselves – like a spa allowance, a gym or yoga pass.
5. Work-Life Balance
Overworked people sleep less, are more stressed and therefore less efficient. Make sure your employees have a work-life balance, otherwise you’ll have a lot of unhappy people on your hands. Make sure they don’t work crazy long hours without having the time to actually take care of themselves. Give them some time to unwind, so that they’re well-rested and ready to tackle any problem or task that comes their way.