Company culture is a crucial aspect to running a successful business. What goes on in the workplace will eventually show in the work that comes out of the office. You also want potential employees to feel welcome and excited when coming to work for you.
Improved Work and Life Blend
The progressive companies of today have been allowing their employees additional felxibility when it comes to their work schedules. Companies that get it understand that productivity and creativity cannot be tied to a clock. For those who do task-based work, the clock is relatively irrelevant.
The shift toward remote work will continue to increase because there is less and less need for employees to congregate in one communal space. With technology connecting coworkers with the press of a button, workers can increase productivity by eliminating time spent behind their windshields driving to and from work every day.
What this means is that with more workers having the ability to make their own hours, the “work” and the “life” begin to take on more of a blend. This employee engagement strategy is working and companies that are tuned into this important trend will continue to attract and retain the best talent.
Micromanaging to decrease
While no one ever would willingly preferred to be micromanaged, it was more accepted in before. People today refuse to be put in situations where someone is constantly checking up on them and looking over their shoulder. Employees need to have the flexibility to take chances. The more a person is micromanaged, the less thinking they’ll be required to do, resulting in a robotic, less engaged employee.
Micromanaging leads to low morale, lower productivity, and actively disengaged workers. It also leads to workers looking for new opportunities where they are free to think for themselves without someone always lurking nearby.
Prioritize employee happiness
Employee engagement is essential in today’s workplace. Workers have choices and they want to work where they are happy. Companies need to keep their employees happy and engaged if they stand any chance of retaining them. A happy employee is a productive employee/. For every happy employee a company retains, that’s another employee an organization doesn’t have to spend time and money trying to replace.
If your company isn’t already doing these things, it’s time to start thinking about it. The workplace mood can mean everything when someone is considering working for a company.