A happy community, made up of people enjoying their work gets results.
Let Your Employees Know They are Valued
Let Your Employees Know They are Valued, the world of business can be an incredibly exciting one, there’s no doubt about that! The following can be applied to any organisation. But first, just like my previous article, let’s set the scene:
You start out as a small company that with a tight group employees that, over time, starts to become more successful and begins to increase in size. With the increase in the size business, you have to take on a bigger team of employees to support the increase. Although expanding a business is great and a sign that things are going well, it does come with one major challenge – making sure that each and every employee feels valued, understands their role and knows that they have a voice in how the business is run as Employees Know They are Valued and when they are not.
This is a challenge that can be tough to tackle, but it is an absolute necessity in my mind. It is important to remember that happy employees will mean that the company’s productivity will increase, as well as the quality of work of each individual. You need to think of the bigger picture when planning how to tackle this; think of the community in the workplace – yes, it is important to keep everyone happy, but you also want employees to produce their best work. That being said, if an employee is going above and beyond then identify them and what they are doing; this can be used as an incentive to other employees in search of recognition from management whilst also the “above and beyond” employee will feel really appreciated.
In short, creating a positive atmosphere in the workplace gets results.
As Management, You Have to Motivate Employees – Let Your Employees Know They are Valued
Ask yourself the following: What is the best way to maximise your employees potential and productivity? The answer is simple, reward them. That’s right, it’s as simple as that! If you want to get the best out of your employees on a daily basis, offer incentives and rewards. This will not be news to a lot of you, as there is plenty of research out there that shows that this is true. One thing every employee will ask themselves quite often is “Why am I doing this?” – one of the main reasons will be for recognition. By acknowledging your employees work, you are actually motivating them to maintain that high standard (or even exceed themselves). If you give employees praise and the desired recognition then they are actually far more likely to remain loyal to the company and may try to climb up the internal ladder to higher roles.
Reward Schemes? Keep Them Simple – Let Your Employees Know They are Valued
This is something that employers do not give enough attention to, one main reason is due to them assuming there is a need to be a large investment of time and/or money to start-up. This however does not need to be the case; they really do not to have large amounts of money thrown at them to be a success. Instead, to start with, be vocal and (as stated above) acknowledge employee’s good work. How about going one step further and write them a note (handwritten for the personal touch) – that can really mean a lot to employees. One more thing, how about treating them to lunch? You don’t have to try and think of extraordinary ideas when it fact it is the little (and inexpensive) gestures that can really make a difference.
To conclude, make sure that you have this in the back of your mind, especially if you work in management: A happy community, made up of people enjoying their work gets results. Always remember Employees Know They are Valued!
Article Title: Let Your Employees Know They are Valued
Article by: Edward Harrington, Marketing Manager at Recruiter Asia.
Published: 30 August 2013
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