How Happiness and Employee Engagement Affect Your Business
Maintaining employee happiness and creating employee engagement is critical to your business. Creating an enjoyable workplace can foster a happy workforce that can increase employee turnover rates.
Several studies show that happier employees reflect their satisfaction through higher performance and increased productivity. Happy employees are shown to be 50% more motivated and productive in the workplace than unhappy employees.
Here at Oozle Media our mentality is; When Work is Fun, Things Get Done. We know first hand that the working environment greatly affects employee morale, which in turn affects productivity.
A survey produced by Workforce Mood Tracker found that 69% of employees would work harder if they were better recognized and 78% of US employees said being recognized motivates them in their job.
Recognition and reward helps employees feel valued, and when employees feel valued they’re more likely to be more productive and produce material of a higher quality. A sincere admiration or a simple ‘thank-you’ every now and then can go a long way for employee morale.
Studies have also found that 72% of US workers are not engaged in their work, meaning they essentially “sleep walk through their day.” When employees are engaged with their company their performance was shown to improve by 20%.
Engaged organizations have also been shown to grow profits as much as three times faster than their competitors. Create the type of work environment that stimulates employee engagement by encouraging workers to voice their ideas. Make talking and listening a two-way-street. Play games. Encouraging your employees to relax a little and engage with each other builds a great working force.
Recognition and engagement are the keys to unlocking your team’s potential. See how tap into ours by checking out our unique working environment.