Keeping People Happy is Productive
Improving someone’s life is not an easy task, everyone comes from different backgrounds, has different personalities, and handles certain situations different. So if everyone is different, how can you make everyone happy? Keeping people happy at work is important, it will reflect directly on you if their performance slacks. In the article above it states that happy people are twice as productive as those who aren’t happy at work. Allowing people to express themselves and allowing them to work to their own style is important. For years as a student we have been preached that we all have different learning styles. When working, we all have different working styles, as a leader it needs to be recognized that people aren’t cookie cutter employees. They need to have some individuality in what they do or they wont be happy. It has been proven that people work better in conditions where they can see an end goal and a short term goal. Leaders need to set benchmarks for their employees because we all need a sense of accomplishment. Setting a goal for your employees to reach will keep them happy, it’s listed in Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs that we need to feel confidence, and achievement. When people do reach these goals it’s important to let them know that they are doing a great job. It will build the confidence, and their morale about being at work. People will feel that they are important if their leader acknowledges that they are doing the work, this leads to happy people. The end result of all of this is that happy workers will do the work for themselves and not for their bosses.
Another great way to improve the happiness of those in the workplace is to allow them to have fun at work. Throw small get togethers, have parties, allow them to get comfortable at the office. When people can relax at the office their true personality comes out and they can mingle much easier with those they work with. It’s important to allow non-work related relationship to form in an office because people will respond to those around them positively, which makes the atmosphere much more enjoyable. A happy atmosphere is critical.