Unlocking The Potential Of Your Workforce
We aren't in the salt mines anymore. Worker happiness has never been more important than it is now. We require creativity, fulfillment and dedication from employees in the 21st Century - to fuel that we need to create work spaces, environments and conditions which fuel that.
Employee satisfaction has a real and positive effect on workplace productivity, performance and overall efficiency. The Harvard Business Review recently published an article analyzing several studies that showed an average of 31 percent more productivity and 37 percent higher sales when employees are "happy or satisfied."
Johna Revesencio of Fast Company: "[Research shows] that the brain works much better when a person is feeling positive. At those times, individuals tend to be more creative and better at solving problems."
These represent real and tangible monetary benefits for the company as MILLIONS is lost per year to under-productivity and absences.
As more companies recognize this and implement flexible and relaxed dress codes, work hours, and work spaces, competition for the best candidates have increased. Businesses are encouraged to embrace the developments in the 21st century. Make your work feel like home, and employees feel like family, and reap the benefits.