When you run a business there will be many important resources that you must use wisely. However, none is more vital than your employees because it is their motivation, focus, and dedication that can propel you to success.
Of course, employees (and/or freelancers) are also one of the most complicated resources to manage. They will require the right conditions in which to thrive.
The good news is you can read all about how to create these in the post below.
Create a Positive Atmosphere
First of all, for your employees to thrive, and so perform well for your business you need to create a positive work atmosphere. Indeed, many things can factor into this including the look and feel of the work environment. How you equip your managers to deal with problems and get the best out of people can factor into it.
Although, it is worth noting here that negative toxic behavior should be avoided like the plague. Hence, even a false or forced positivity won’t do much good either.
In fact, the best approach is that of values-driven authenticity where you define how you expect people to behave. Then go and match your hires as closely to this as possible.
Run a Safe Workplace to Make Business Better For Your Employees
Safety is a massive part of making sure your employees are happy and productive in the workplace. After all, no one can fully concentrate on what they are doing if they are worried about their safety all the time.
Of course, health and safety in the workplace can be a complex thing to get right. Indeed, the provisions you will need to put in place. The issue you will come across will depend on the field you are in.
For example, some businesses such as those working with heavy machinery, or toxic chemicals require additional measures.
The good news is that, if you do come across a problem in environmental health and safety that you don’t know how to solve, there are many experts with which you can consult.
Indeed, among others, Carlos Ramirez with Tesla is well known for his EHS know-how and experience with making workplaces as safe as possible for the people that work there.
You can even contact such experts via social media now, which makes it very easy to secure the expertise you need to solve any EHS problem.
Of course, if you communicate often with your team they will know what the goals and expectations are. Just be careful not to micromanage your employees or freelancers. This can often send them running for the hills! That’s one way not to make your business better for your employees.
Great leaders allow others to get the work done in their own way as long as it’s correct and on time. If the work doesn’t get done in time, you know you may have an issue. Be sure to address it before it becomes a real problem.
Reward Work, Well Done to Make Your Business Better for Your Employees
Last of all, if you want to keep your employees happy, it is vital that you reward them well for the work they do for you. Usually, this will be in the form of salaries or bonuses. Although, to be able to offer the highest salaries in your sector you will need to invest significant amounts of capital.
However, you can offer other things instead of money. These can be extra vacation days, the option to work from home, and membership to work-sponsored schemes like meal boxes and fitness clubs.
All of which can be purchased at a reduced price by your business. However, it will still have a significant value for your employees and so will be received positively.Last of all, if you want to keep your employees happy, it is vital that you reward them well for the work they do for you. #biztips Click To Tweet
How are you making your business better for your employees or freelancers today? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.
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The positive atmosphere is huge Lisa. I recall working in a positively charged software reseller environment; I dug working there. Turns out, the owner is now worth 3 billion. She is the 5th wealthiest self-made woman in the USA. Her name is Thai Lee, founder of Software House International. When I worked there over 20 years ago she made the culture warm, welcoming, friendly, open and just plain positive. No wonder her employees helped her become one of the richest women in America.
Hi Ryan, It sure is. Wow, that’s a great story, I had not heard of her or the company. Sounds like a great place to work. There is a lot to be said for having a positive environment to work in. Thanks for sharing that with us here on Inspire To Thrive. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂