Happy employees work hard– and smart. They make sure that every task they accomplish is done with their best efforts.

They enjoy being productive. They inspire and encourage their colleagues to do the same.

They spread happy, positive vibes all around the workplace and these happy, positive vibes can be very contagious.

What employer wouldn’t want that? Happy, smart, productive, and loyal employees who actually love what they do for the company, and also dream to see the business grow bigger day by day? No wonder why employee happiness is increasingly becoming a top priority for many companies nowadays.

That’s why many of the biggest companies bandy about the concept of work-life balance. Sadly, not everyone actually makes the effort to have this happen.

It’s something certainly worth investing in as happy employees are more productive, more creative, and likely to stay longer. That’s why we’ve compiled seven ways you can do this today.

1. Walk the Walk

Your employees tend to take their cues from you when it comes to their attitude at work– because you’re the boss, after all. If you approach them with near-perpetual seriousness, that’s the same attitude they’re going to carry around the workplace and towards their colleagues as well.

Boss with his employees having break

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Of course, this doesn’t mean you have to start goofing around and being a company clown. Being open about your own learning moments and being able to laugh at yourself not only lightens the mood, but also sets a good example for everyone to follow.

2. People Need to Laugh!

Many people think that being totally serious means everyone is working to be productive. Many times, overly formal atmosphere can be very oppressive and highly stressful.

It often helps to inject a bit of a break from the stressors to get people unwound. Lighten up! Do something different out of the blue just to break the ice, have a fun and engaging team building activity and get everyone involved.

Employees activities such as team building

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Organising the Alsco’s first aid training for employees is one cool way to do it. It stands out, will most likely be unexpected, and even teaches important life skills.

3. Evaluate Happiness

When we review our employees, it tends to involve some serious metrics like their performance, output quality, productivity, and the like. Why don’t we throw in a metric for happiness and job satisfaction?

Be open and communicate with your employees

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Ask them what they love about their job and what they don’t. Be attentive and help provide solutions if necessary. Make sure you also emphasize a truly open-door policy so they can vent and be honest.

4. Be the Optimist

No one likes bad news. No one. But sometimes, things don’t always go according to plan. While our knee-jerk reaction might be to scold and berate, that doesn’t help the situation.

A leader must always possess optimism

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A great way to go is to engage your employees. Get their opinions on what can and should be done to make things better. Encourage them to learn and apply those lessons for future success.

5. Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Small or big achievements, successes, birthdays–these are the things that your employees love to celebrate. Why not be a part of it a bit more?

Employee celebrating his birthday with colleagues

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Splurge for the snacks for little celebrations, organize a monthly event for celebrants, take them out for drinks when the success is particularly great. You make them feel that you care in this way and keep them happy.

6. Nip Negativity in the Bud

You know what kills happiness in the workplace? Gossip, politics, and jealousy. These are things that people tend to gravitate towards naturally, yes. But a smart employer knows how to identify and deal with these things.

Opening dialogues is a good way to go. Another way is to promote team pride with Alsco uniform rentals. We can provide a beautiful, personalized look for your teams to keep them united.

Open forum/dialogue with employees

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7. Keep Things Clean

Proper hygiene and cleanliness also go a long way towards employee happiness. No employee would enjoy coming into an office that isn’t properly clean and reeks of dust and dirt. Bacteria in the workplace can get employees sick and this definitely affects their mood to go to work.

Clean office loved by many employees

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That is why cleanliness in the office should never be taken for granted. With Fresh & Clean, you have many sanitation options that make sure your office is fresh and conducive to happy employees.

From standard services like:

  • hand hygiene
  • odour control
  • washroom services

to more specialized services like:

  • feminine hygiene
  • clinical services
  • first aid,

we’ve got it all.

Alsco has been one of the most reliable names when it comes to quality cost-effective commercial services. We provide highly-customizable services for businesses across here.

If you’re looking for ways to get things done better, call us today. Our friendly customer service representatives are more than happy to help you out!

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