Do you cash your paycheck every week? Most of us do, since we need to pay bills and put food on the table. But, what drives us to go to work each day? Is it just the paycheck? For some of us, maybe. But for most people, we go to work each day to contribute to a team, help clients, and maybe even make a difference.
It’s Not All About the Benjamins.
Yes, a paycheck is very helpful, but your employees need more than money to help them be happy in their jobs. Here are some low-cost ways to help your employees be happier, and more engaged in their jobs:
- Give praise. When people do a good job, tell them. Simple. Effective. Zero cost. You can thank us later (or now, really).
- Provide flexibility. Some people just work better from home (others aren’t quite as effective with a cat crawling on their head). Others work better from 10 to 6 or 12 to 8 instead of 9 to 5. Whenever possible, give your employees some flexibility with their work arrangement. Whether it’s location or hours, even if they don’t take you up on it, your employees will be more satisfied knowing that the flexibility is there, should they wish to take you up on it.
- Make your office a nice place to be. Fluorescent lights can trigger migraines (and are just cold and sterile). White walls are so…white. Spruce up your office, and make it a more comfortable place to be. Encourage employees to personalize their workspaces. Slap some paint on the walls to inspire creativity (anything but white!). Add some comfortable furniture to your break room, or better yet, your meeting rooms. Comfortable employees are more creative and open to new ideas. A big, comfy chair could spawn your next great product or service!
- Provide training opportunities. Even for employees who love their current jobs, long-term goals are always on the horizon. Provide on- or off-site opportunities for employees to advance their skills or training, on your dime.
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