“Companies that invest in their employees’ professional and personal development will gain competitive edge over their rivals and a more committed workforce” (Mike Jeram, National Secretary of Business and the Environment, Unison).”
Job satisfaction plays a pivotal role in the performance of an employee and also encourages them to deliver their level best. It is also of utmost importance for any business to flourish. Employees need to be passionate towards their work and passion comes only when employees are satisfied with their job and organization on the whole.
Below there are few tips to keep your employees happy and maximize their productivity in your business:
1. Match Tasks to Skills:
If you want someone for client facing role, it is necessary for that person to be creative, extrovert, able to build client relationship and out of the box thinker. But they may struggle if they are given detail oriented or some algorithmic task. So before allotting task it is better to match task with skills to get an efficient outcome. Also by doing this the employee feels challenged and motivated.
2. Communicate Effectively:
Communication is always the key to a productive workforce as it helps in sharing different opinions on same problem, hence getting better solution. Ask your employees to share their opinion and have healthy communication with them. By this they feel included in the organization.
3. Incentivize Employees:
One of the best ways to encourage employees to be more efficient is to actually give them a reason to do so. Recognizing your workers for a job well done will make them feel appreciated and encourage them to show zeal at work. It may be timely bonus, taking them out for a meal, giving them public recognition or a personal thank you note.
4. Train and Develop Employees:
Instead of having workers unmethodically trying to accomplish a task with no guidance, better option would be giving them proper training before they start doing their job. It may be through individual coaching, workshops, seminars or even just increasing their responsibilities. Offering these opportunities will give employees additional skills that allow them to improve their efficiency and productivity and your time won’t be wasted in answering fundamental questions.
5. Delegate work to others:
Yes you are reading right delegating task seems to be obvious but it plays necessary role in trending your business as if checking over every small detail yourself rather than delegating can waste valuable time. Instead, give responsibilities to qualified employees, and trust that they will perform the tasks well. This gives your employees the opportunity to gain skills and leadership experience that will ultimately benefit your startup. You hired them for a reason; now give them a chance to prove you are right.
6. Give Genuine Feedback:
Performance reviews are essential, by letting them know where they are lacking, you can motivate and help them to be focused and develop themselves. Also, ask them how you can help them to improve. Hence, it increases efficiency and productivity in the long term.
7. Providing favorable working environment:
“Start thinking positive and good thing starts to happen”. Yes, friendly and favorable environment bring out more workaholic employees in the company. Try to create happy domain to work with positive thoughts, it is the real key to boost productivity of a employees in a startup business.
These are some of the tips, by utilizing these efficiently, you can be sure that you don’t fall behind in the race and put that extra hour to good, productive use without any confrontation in your business startup.