A happy employee is a productive employee- Revamp your workplace making it happier, healthier and safer
It is a well-documented fact that pledges taken by corporations to make offices a safe place often start as a massive campaign blitz but peter out in a few months. It is important to remember that radical changes cannot be brought suddenly, into the life of an individual or a company, until small, austere changes are implemented and internalized throughout the year.
Here is thus, an attainable set of steps that your company can gradually inculcate into its regimen to create a happier and safer work environment:
Re-train your employees
It is never a bad idea to refresh and re-jog the memories of your workers regarding the PoSH Act, the PoSH policy at the office, other rules and regulations, safety guidelines, etc. Schedule seminars for PoSH training, e learning modules and other refresher courses of workplace compliances to ensure that every employee is on the same page.
A corporation cannot succeed if there is no reciprocity in acceptance of ideas. As an employer, it is your duty to inculcate an open dialogue with your employees wherein they feel secure to express their goals and aspirations for the direction they want their company to take. Ensure that the interaction between the employers and employees is more seamless than ever in achieving a middle ground between the two.
Recognize and reward good behavior
Positive reinforcement is the key to a happier workforce. Workers need to feel appreciated and valued to thrive. As such, compliance to guidelines and policies should be given the same status of achievements in work related assignments and should be rewarded with equivalent vigour.
Employee initiative and inputs should be encouraged as inclusion of the staff in executive decisions makes the picture bigger, better and more effective. Their opinion in key managerial policies should be valued. Basically, trust plays a significant role in the life of a company and the inclusion of all by employers makes for a happier, more responsible taskforce.
Lastly, it is important for the health and longevity of a company to ensure that the employees don’t overwork themselves to the brink of a burnout. It is important that there be a line drawn between work and life and as such, one should employ faculties which provide these tools of success. Breaks should be encouraged, as well as team building exercises and games which give them the opportunity to bond while cooling down from the stress of the job.
With this short, practical to-do list, a productive and safe workplace is a given certainty.