If you can find a happy business and a happy brand, the chances are good that there are happy employees driving it. No matter how savvy of a businessman you are or how many seminars you’ve attended or how many books you’ve read, the true success of any business comes down to the mindset and overall condition of your employees.
Your employees should always know that they are highly valued. And while there are several different ways that you can show them this, there are three basic principles that are more important than any others.
So if you want to show your employees that they truly matter, try these three basic guidelines.
Keep Their Workspace Efficient and Clean (and Even a Little Fun)
Even if you’re not a very exciting individual, that doesn’t mean that the workspace you have provided for your employees needs to be boring and drab. Make sure you allow your employees plenty of freedom when it comes to their workspace. This does not mean to let them get away with being pigs or displaying vulgar material, but it does mean that you should always be thinking of ways to make their workspace interesting and inspiring.
Never Rush Them
A rushed employee is an unhappy employee. As a matter of fact, if you ever throw rush work at your employees, you are making two mistakes. You are giving your employees hard expectations to meet, therefore making them panic, and you are also potentially risking the possibility of sending your client a subpar effort that has been rushed.
Never put your employees in this situation.
Keep Them Consistently Happy
When you can keep your employees happy, you have less of a chance of losing them to some other job. Also, happy employees are a great reflection of your brand. If you want people talking about how awesome your brand is, it starts with customer interaction with your employees.
What are some other basics that you can think of when it comes to keeping your employees motivated and working at top performance?