Employees, in any given workspace, seek appreciation. Devoid of acknowledgment and left unappreciated, your employees’ performance and involvement will begin to diminish and dulled over time. It takes a special kind of leadership to maintain harmony and bring out the best in your employees.
While the key ingredient is having an efficient rewarding system in place, a good employer should know how to keep his employees motivated and happy, by adopting the following five qualities in the workplace.
1. GOING THE EXTRA MILE
An efficient team leader would understand the needs of every individual personality. In the workspace, when examined closely, most employees are found to be dejected and uninterested. It isn’t because they are low-performing candidates with little caliber. It is because they lack the focus and the drive, and are disengaged. This is where employers will be required to pay close attention to employee satisfaction by rewarding them the right way. With an efficient rewarding system that caters to individual needs, it would be much easier to maintain a strong employer-employee bond and ignite passionate performances in the workplace; the first step to retaining happy, motivated employees.
2. BUILDING INTIMACY
With perks and rewards that are personalized, employees are automatically going to be motivated and perked up. This is because, by rewarding employees right, employers imbibe a deeper sense of satisfaction in employees. This also helps clear the air in workspaces, removing any friction, if it exists. Workplace begins to feel less like a burden and employees feel more connected to their work. It all starts with simply recognizing their needs.
3. ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO TAKE THE REINS
While rewarding and acknowledging employees can motivate them, it is actually allowing them to make their own decisions that do the trick. Be it calling the shots once in a while at work or choosing their form of rewards (what they want to do to unwind and recharge), allowing employees to take control gives them a sense of responsibility that produces quality work. Which is why when it comes to rewarding, it is best to allow every individual to pick and choose their own perks. To maintain a healthy environment at work, it is crucial to allow employees to decide. Allowing them to take the reins will double their contribution and help ignite passionate performances.
4. BUILDING A STRONGER PURPOSE IN EMPLOYEES
A foolproof way to drive maximum performance from employees is employee enrichment. When employees feel motivated, they self-imbibe a sense of commitment towards the Workplace they work for. By rewarding right, you take a step closer to enhancing employee engagement/performance by giving them what counts, what makes a difference to them. They, in turn, will begin bridging the gap between today’s tasks and tomorrow’s gain, accomplishing so much more than what is expected of them.
5. BUILDING A SENSE OF BELONGING OUTSIDE THE WORKPLACE
Corporate employees spend a major part of their day at work rather than at home. Hence, it is very important to keep employees feeling revived and motivated every day, instilling a sense of belonging in them at the workplace. When employers make employees feel like they belong in an organization, the quality of their work will multifold. To understand and connect with employees on a personal level and inculcate efficient performance in a team is what makes an employer a good team leader. Bond with your employees outside the office every once in a while. Take them out for Happy Hours, a team picnic or a movie. Allow them to feel comfortable around their seniors, peers, and bosses in a less intimidating environment, outside the workplace. This will help better the employer-employee relationship in the future.
This super-efficient yet simple qualities are what add up to a happy workplace and ignite passionate performances from your employees in the workplace. If you, as an employer of an organization begin to put these points to practice then the inevitable outcome is a team of happy employees who perform with passion!