Making a Conducive Place of Work
Modern management in many companies is making a dramatic paradigm shift from their conventional standpoint of “company first, followed by the workforce” into “empowering the workforce first for the company to succeed”, because they have seen how employees feel empowered and become more productive and creative when management provides them a happy work environment.
Controlling stress in the work environment
The presence of stress in the workplace is like a virus that spreads between the workers until the pressure mounts up among the workers, producing low productivity, therefore, management must be sensitive to these signs and must establish an open door policy for workers to elevate to management regarding their work pressures, in order for management in collaboration with the workers to come up with a solution to address in a positive way on how to deal with work stress.
Distributing the workload
Management must be able to address carefully the workload of the workers, which is the cause of work stress in the workplace, without losing on productivity, such that a deliberation among middle management can be consulted on how to breakdown the workload by identifying what work must be prioritized and delegating some of the load.
When a company provides good benefit package to their employees, there is bound to be a high retention of employees, since great benefits make workers happy and contented in their workplace, so here are the basic benefits that a company should provide to their employees, as stipulated by law – complying with all workers’ compensation requirements; withholding FICA taxes from employees pay checks and employer pays own portion of FICA taxes, using this to provide employees with retirement and disability benefits; complying with Federal Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and on top of these are the added benefits coming from the company, like providing health plans, dental or vision plans, life insurance plans; providing paid vacations, holidays or sick leave.
Provision of staff development for employees
Employees are motivated, as well as empowered if the company provides them with quality employment training programs, such as teaching them on new concepts, new technologies, improved skills, etc. and this staff development provision will eventually make the company profitable with the high productivity output and performance of the employees; therefore, it is critical to develop employee training within the framework of a comprehensive, continuing, and consistent training program.
Creating a happy work environment
When a company works hard to provide a happy work environment, the effect is that employees will love working for the company for a long time, so that here are suggestions on how a company can provide a happy workplace: hiring happy people who have a pleasant and positive attitude can make the workplace happier; encouraging employees and management personnel to greet one another daily since this good habits builds a sense of community in the company; bringing staff and employees out of the work routine, such as providing them chair massages, company outing, etc. will make workers more happy with these added perks in their work; showing care on the employees with a personal visit by the company president and corporate level will make the employees feel that they are valued; providing programs that encourage employees to have personal career goals, which can help them be complete as individuals; encouraging the attitude of paying forward in the community, such as being involved in community development outside the company and this will motivate employees to have a sense of mission.
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