Stepping into the role of a business owner the last two years in a row, successfully, I have had to think of other things to keep the company morale on the higher end. I have worked for corporate giants that only care about what they can squeeze out of their employees… and I definitely don’t want to be that type of employer.
Keeping Your Staffers Happy!
There are several things you can do to keep your staffers happy. Just remember, though, that there is a huge difference in trying to build a good company morale and employees… just being bad employees. If you notice several employees concerned about the same issue, you should address the issue and make compromises or adjustments as necessary. This typically means that the issue is with a company policy, not the employees.
However, if you have one staffer ruining the atmosphere, you need to be quick about addressing him or her. This can kill the morale between the staffers and the company culture can be at stake.
So, what are some easy ways to bring your company employees together and enforce your company culture?
Most people will grown, but the easiest way is to cater a couple of events a year.
If you have good food, team building exercises, an open atmosphere, and company incentives, most of your staff and higher-ups will show up. Also, it is very important that you include everyone in these events: not separate lower level staff from the higher level employees. This can create a bad atmosphere.
You can also throw an outright staff party or few parties! Nothing creates bonds between employees like letting loose, talking about other things that have nothing to do with work. Allowing people to let loose does wonders! In fact, I find the best corporate entertainers and incorporate them into the theme of the party. Remember, if you set the tone, people will follow.