Employee happiness does not depend only on hefty paychecks. It depends on why would someone want to wake-up and go to work. It goes without saying that the growth of the company depends on how well the employees perform and keeping employees engaged is important to boost their performance. Defining what employee engagement is, has been a constant struggle for companies as it is not the company's core focus.
Boosting employees performance looks foggy, but can be filtered by understanding why the employees are underperforming and then flipping the dynamics.
The reasons for an employee underperforming may be different for different organisations, but by implementing a few changes can alter the course.
"Employee engagement is an investment we make for the privilege of staying in business." The business adage stands true for every organisation and initiating a culture change can benefit both the employee as well as the organisation.
Here are ways to boost employees performance by making some cultural changes:
- Go Digital
“Ways an employee can improve performance,” is a common query that employee searches online. The growing “Rat Race” is prompting the employees to constantly find hacks to boost performances. Here is when technology plays a prominent role as the absence of which gives employees a reason for low productivity. Employers who provide a high level of access to technology always get good performance and results from their employees.
- Simplify Your Org Chart
“How do you motivate your employees?” is a common query that employers search for online.
How would simplifying the org chart help?
Having an open-door policy wherein the employee can skip the hierarchical level and talk to upper management makes employees feel more engaged. This, in turn, can boost performance as the employees would feel that they are being heard.
A word from the upper management encourages employees to take ownership and add positive vibes to space.
- Make The Environment Playful
We must have heard about the office culture that the tech giants like Facebook, Google, and other famous organisations follow. Having a playful environment kills work boredom, helping employees be more productive.
Color, playfulness and the occasional extravagant design element along with futuristic sleep pods, micro-kitchens, and arcade games are some of the popular methods that the tech companies are implementing.
- Try Flexible Shifts
A flexible schedule is an employee working against the regular work hours, which generally is 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The best advantage of working in a flexible shift is of having a great work-life balance. A flexible shift might sound, giving more freedom to the employee, but the right employee would make the best use of it. In such an environment, trust is a significant factor. Measurable goals and clear expectations are also significant, so the employer is comfortable with the employee’s ongoing contribution.
To Conclude, We Can Say Respect Work, Promote Happiness
In the end, it’s about getting work done and one way of doing this is by appreciating the efforts that an employee puts in his/her work. The above-mentioned things might take time for implementation and also be costly for some organisations. But giving appreciation won’t cost much and also goes a long way.
An employer must understand the diverse working styles of their employees and must tailor ways to boost each employee's productivity.
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