When a business is born it usually has the owner taking on all the roles, in order for the business to function. The sole proprietor is the main employee, office manager, janitor, repairman, gopher, and just about any other job title you can think of. As the business starts to grown the owner now makes the choice to either expand the business to bring in more customers and income, or don’t bother with the extra expense and headache involved in the expansion. More often than not the choice is to take the risk and grow. This means taking on extra employees, in order for the business to grow, which frees up the owner to perform other duties. Without those extra employees the business would not have the ability to grow.
There are a lot of unconcerned employers who do not value the benefit their employees bring to the work force. Then again, there are many owners that see the positive advantage their employers bring to the business. In recognizing the value of their employees companies small and large have started thinking up ways to create a positive enjoyable work environment. Even if your company cannot afford to give frequent raises, this does not mean you cannot lighten the mood around the work place. Try starting a theme day. Let the employees dress in their favorite fancy dress costume, maybe try an award ceremony for the employee of the week, a pot luck luncheon just to bring everyone together. The possibilities are endless on the way you can get your employees to enjoy their work environment.
Another Day In The Salt Mines
Ask yourself this question, when you are really angry, or when something negative has taken place in your life, is it really truly easy to push these feelings aside and deal with what is happening at work? You know that each day you go to work it will be just that; work. It’s just the same thing, day in, day out. The more time goes on the darker your feelings about going through those doors every day. Your boss doesn’t mean or negative or hostile. It’s just work. Endless boring work. You have very little job satisfaction. No matter how hard you work, there’s no incentive to do better. So why try. Why work harder?
Positive Work Environments Keep Customers Happy
Owners do not necessarily have to put on big red noses, floppy shoes and constantly feel they need to entertain their employees. But the more the work environment is not so heavy handed and just focused on getting the job done and the bottom line of profits, the happier the employees will be. The happier and more satisfied they are with their jobs, the greater their productivity and the greater the bottom line of profits.