Make Your Workplace Happier


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Your staff can use a bit of fun and recognition to help boost their performance. Making your workplace happier in simple ways could be constructive.

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Make Your Workplace Happier

  1. 1. Employer & Recruiter Tip <br />7 SIMPLE<br />WAYS TO<br />MAKE YOUR<br />WORKPLACE<br />HAPPIER<br />Cheryl Stein, <br />Business Coach<br />
  2. 2. .<br />1<br />WHY CREATE<br />A HAPPIER<br />WORKPLACE?<br />
  3. 3. 1. WHY CREATE A HAPPIER WORKPLACE?<br /><ul><li>It ‘s very easy to get caught up in worrying if your company is going to do well and forget about the things that make people want to work for you. Making your organization a happy place to work is an essential component to the successful long-lasting business
  4. 4. A happy work environment attracts good people and helps the people who work for you do the best for the company
  5. 5. To create that kind of environment, it takes:
  6. 6. a strong top down and bottom up approach
  7. 7. creativity and presence of mind
  8. 8. proper hiring practices and clear expectations</li></li></ul><li>.<br />2<br />HOW TO <br />CREATE A<br />HAPPIER WORKPLACE<br />
  9. 9. 2.1 HIRE HAPPY PERSONALITIES<br /><ul><li>Hiring people who are going to help make your workplace happier will take a little thought and preparation. It is natural to focus on relevant experience and past achievements when interviewing a candidate. And you are right to want those things for your company. But ignoring the personality is a mistake
  10. 10. The best candidate on paper might be the worst person to bring into your office. Look for the intangibles. Be aware of how you feel around the person. Do they seem like they focus on the positives or negatives? Do they laugh? Do they smile? Do they seem like they create and nurture relationships? While their performance record is important, a person that brings gloom and doom to the workplace will kill productivity and motivation</li></li></ul><li>2.2 BE COMMUNITY MINDED AT WORK<br /><ul><li>Make a point of encouraging people to say hi to each other. Sounds simple but it’s a good way to build a sense of workplace community, something busy focused people forget
  11. 11. Start by making it a policy to have your executives and managers make sure to take the time to say hi. Choose ambassadors from all different levels and areas of your company to do the same
  12. 12. Acknowledging people can change the entire atmosphere and make your workplace be a much nicer place</li></li></ul><li>2.3 GET OUT OF THE WORK ROUTINE<br />OCCASIONALLY<br /><ul><li>We have a tendency not to focus on the big picture when we are really busy. This prevents us from creating perks or planning fun events that make the workplace happier
  13. 13. Treat people to something surprisingly good and fun. A day at the amusement park, a movie in the afternoon with popcorn and candy, chair massages. Anything you can think of to make people feel that you are doing something nice for them will make people feel happier</li></li></ul><li> 2.4 SHOW YOU CARE, AND ENCOURAGE SOME<br /> SELFISH THINKING<br />Show That You Care About Your Employees<br />Ever hear of the Hawthorne effect? It’s the increase in productivity in the workplace when people feel that they are cared about. It makes people happy to be asked how they are and for you to take a little time to find out how things are going in their lives. This simply means remembering to take the time to say, “How are you”<br />Encourage Some Selfish Thinking <br />Part of the secret to being happy at work is to encourage people to have personal career goals. When people feel that they are working toward something, the day-to-day politics and stresses of the workplace don’t matter as much<br />
  14. 14. 2.5 FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE, AND <br /> GIVE BACK WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES<br />Focus on the Positive <br />Lots of places get caught up in the negative. They debrief by going over what didn’t work. Turn that around. Focus on the positive. That doesn’t mean that you should ignore things that need to be improved on, it just means that when you are looking for the good, you will find the good. If you look for the bad, everything will seem bleak<br />Give Back With Your Employees <br />Do something to give back to your community or to the world. Having a company wide initiative that makes a difference will make people feel connected to the greater good. Take a poll. Find out what people care about and get their opinions on how to accomplish those goals<br />
  15. 15. more on this topic:<br />7 Simple Ways To Cultivate A Happy Workplace<br />more Employer/Recruiter/HR advice:<br /><br />join us on:<br />