Whistling While They Work: Keeping Employees Happy

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It’s always smart to think about your employees wellbeing and to consider what will make them happy. Why is this? Well, research shows that happy workers do actually work harder. That will mean a higher level of efficiency in your business and a lower level of waste. Essentially, your company will be far more effective on the market, and you’ll find that making a profit is substantially easier. Don’t forget, employees are the lifeline of your company. Their level of work will determine whether your business is a wonderful success or an absolute failure.

But perhaps, rather than thinking about ways to make them happy, we should learn what makes them miserable and ensure that we avoid the issues.

Hot And Sweaty

No one is going to like working in a hot and sweaty office. If your work is like a heat box, it is going to be a miserable place for both you and your employees. First, it’s going to smell foul because a lot of people are going to be sweating profusely. Second, it will be uncomfortable due to the level of heat that we’re talking about here. To fix this, you need to make sure that you have a full air conditioning system. You need a system like All Cool Industries air conditioning that will continue to function throughout the year. Remember, it’s not just a hot office that you need to watch out for. As the cold winds arrive, you should also make sure that your office is properly insulated. You can do this, by adding air insulation to windows and doors providing a blanket of air to stop cold air entering.

No Food

You might have avoided paying for a full cafeteria for your business workers. Perhaps you haven’t even stocked up the kitchen with biscuits. But you should, at the very least, have a vending machine that gets refilled on a regular basis. Otherwise, your employees aren’t going to have any food to provide brain power and make sure that they do reach their maximum potential. You could always leave them to find their own food somewhere nearby, but you do risk employees taking extended lunch breaks, and that’s going to drive down efficiency.

Uncomfortable Chairs

Be careful about the furniture you buy for your office. It’s easy to save as much money as you can by purchasing the cheapest furniture possible. But this is perhaps a mistake because you should be making sure that the furniture you purchase provides fantastic levels of back support for your workers. You may not realize this, but RSI is always going to be a potential issue for any office business. Chairs with the proper level of support that encourage good posture are one of the easiest ways to avoid this issue in your company. Sometimes it pays to pay a little extra, and we mean that literally. After all, one could argue that RSI will lead to lower levels of work and as such, lower levels of profit.

Avoid these issues, and you should have no trouble keeping your employees whistling while they work.

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I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.

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