Happy Employees: The Key to Achieving Goals
Satisfaction and engagement are two highly important aspects of a high-functioning workplace. Happy employees are not only satisfied and engaged but they also infect those around them with these positive attributes.
Happy employees are connected to the pulse of the company culture, so they feel they have a purpose in their career and are fulfilled as human beings. And while being connected to the company culture might not be a stretch for an employee, having that same positive connection with the immediate manager might not be realized.
Management: A Make or Break Situation
One of the top reasons employees stay with a company has to do with their positive relationship with management. When employees leave a company, it often has to do with their negative relationship with management. Therefore, your management team must have the qualities of a good leader if you’re going to improve your retention rate, have a group of happy employees and reach productivity goals.
Leaders need to know what factors lead to happiness or their employees. They need to embrace the qualities of positive energy so there is no feeling of negativity associated with the workplace. By simply checking in with team members and inquiring about how they’re doing and if they need anything, you can put a derailing train back on track. If you’re in a situation where a lot is going wrong, it’s easy to focus on the negatives, but take equal time to focus on all the positives, as this will lift morale.
Interpersonal connection is vitally important, not just in society, but also at work. The stronger the social relationships are at work, the more cohesive a team will be. This cohesion is bound by trust and respect and ultimately leads to happy employees.
It can take time to build this type of trust but don’t rush it. Every member of the team has unique wants and needs, as well as management styles they prefer. In order to truly know how to work with them, it pays to embrace the Predictive Index method, which utilizes cognitive and behavioral assessments to reveal what might otherwise be hidden.
At PI Consulting Group, we’ve developed a system that has helped clients in many industries build stronger relationships and happier teams. Contact us and let’s talk about our method, how it has helped others and how it will provide you with the tools to succeed.