An employee that is happy and satisfied with their job is a productive employee. Your business can start going wrong severely if your employees are unhappy about coming into work each day. Sometimes the issue is with a particular employee and it might be best to cut ties. However, if several employees are dissatisfied, it may be up to you to make some serious changes. Listed below are four ways to improve employee morale quickly.
It may seem like a small thing, but when your employer takes the time to have a small birthday party with a cake in your honour, you feel special. In fact, you almost feel like family. Celebrating birthdays does not have to be a big production, but it will relieve some of the boredom of a workday.
Every employee wants to be recognized for their special contributions. If you have employees that are going above and beyond, then you need to recognize them. Even just calling them into the office and giving them a small bonus will have them wanting to continue their hard work. A little recognition goes a long way in the workplace.
A Deferred Profit Sharing Plan (DPSP)
A DPSP is an employer-sponsored Canadian profit sharing plan where if the company is making profits, they share it with the rest of their employees. A DPSP plan includes tax incentives as well. No longer will the employees make the same amount of money whether the company is doing well or not. If the company is successful, the employees will take more home at the end of the day. This should make for some happy employees as everyone shares in the profits. Their loyalty will be at an all-time high when a DPSP plan is in place and the company is profitable.
Do Team Building Exercises Together
Team-building exercises usually get your employees to know and trust one another much better. It builds a sense of camaraderie that otherwise might not be there. After all, we always have the two or three people we talk to at work and then are just casually friendly to the rest. With some fun team-building exercises, it will become more like a family. Have some fun with these experiences! Bring in organizations that specialize in team-building exercises and it should be a fun day for all involved.