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Make Sure Your Employees Thrive

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26 July 2017. As any business owner will know, employees are essential for the success of your business. They are the cogs in the machine that keep the whole company together. Without them, the day-to-day tasks would not get done, new ideas would not be brought to the table and new ways of thinking would not be introduced.

For business owners, happy, productive and motivated employees are essential for success. But what about when you notice some of your employees are not as happy or productive as they once were? Is there anything you can do?

As the boss, it is your job to ensure that your employees thrive as part of your company. If you notice that productivity or office morale is lacking, it is crucial that you do something about it immediately. But what should you do?

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Be a good boss

Don’t be the kind of boss the snaps at everyone, make an effort to be a good boss. Initiate an open door policy, allowing your employees to talk to you about anything at any time.

By having an open door policy, you will show your employees that you care about them and value their ideas and opinions. Use the best 401k providers to ensure they know you have their long-term stability in mind. If your employees feel that you value you them and see them as equals, they will be happier to share their thoughts, ideas and worries with you.

To ensure that your employees thrive while working for you, make sure not to have favorites. If you show favoritism to certain employees other employees will feel less valued, and so, may be less productive and unhappy at work.

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Help employees build workplace friendships

Studies have shown that employees who have good relationships with their work colleagues are happier and more productive at work. That’s why it is so important that you encourage and help your employees to build up workplace friendships. What is the best way to do this?

There are plenty of ways you can encourage workplace friendships, from holding staff drinks mixers and bowling nights to team building days and staff trips. Anything that gets your employees chatting with other members of staff is ideal as this helps to build stronger relationships.

Workplace business meeting

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Show your employees that you value them

One of the best ways you can help your employees to thrive is by showing them how much you value and appreciate what they do. If an employee does a good job of something, make sure to praise them for it. By showing your employees that you know how hard they work, you will make them happier and more willing to work harder for you.

Consider offering incentives to employees that have worked hard or done well with a project or piece of work. It’s amazing how much a simple incentive can raise office morale and productivity. The best types of incentives are things like a gift card to a nice restaurant, a fully paid for night out or an extra half a day of paid holiday leave.

As long as you show your employees that they are valued and appreciated, they should thrive while they work for you.

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