Are you helping employees play for success? Employees that are happy and healthy are more productive. Music, quality health benefits and an open door policy are all factors that help keep employees happy. However, if you’re still unclear about ways you can help keep your employees happy and let them Play for Success, consider the next few options for your company:
Make Your Next Project A Fun Activity
Have a large project coming up? Looking for ways to motivate your staff? Then take the next large project for your team and make it a fun activity for everyone. You can turn it into a competition, challenge your staff to come up with creative solutions, or simply ask your team for suggestion on how to make this new project an enjoyable experience.
Encourage A Relaxed Environment
Many employers focus on seeing people looking busy versus actually being busy. Instead of insisting that employees be working all the time, try to encourage an environment where downtime is acceptable. Your employees will be rested and willing to be more productive.
Many employers fall into the bad habit of rewarding the most productive employees with more work and less praise. Break this cycle, and reward your most valued employees with downtime, movie tickets, or something they’d enjoy. They’ll be happy for the recognition and be willing to work more in the future.
Correct Bad Habits
Many employers are hesitant to encourage a playful environment for fear of encouraging bad habits, but the truth is your most loyal employees will appreciate it. Those who abuse their privileges however, are the ones who need the most coaching. Don’t shy away from giving your team clear expectations, and addressing it when expectations are not met.
You, your company and your employees deserve a workplace that is fun, productive, and welcoming. With a few simple steps, it can be done in a S.N.A.P.!