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The Beginners Guide To Companies (Chapter 1)

Creating a Happy Work Environment

Many companies, nowadays, are making a paradigm shift from their conventional standpoint of “company first, followed by the workforce” into “empowering the workforce first for the company to succeed”, since modern management has seen the competitive advantage of creating a conducive work environment for the workforce, which is a show of valuing the employees, and, with that, employees feel empowered and become more productive and creative.

Monitoring the danger of stress in the workplace

The evidence of mounting stress in the workplace is not conducive for a favorable productivity output, therefore, management must be sensitive to see these signs and must establish an open door policy for workers to be allowed to elevate their work problems, resulting to stress, to management, so that a compromised solution may be worked out, by both management and workers, on how to deal with work stress in the workplace.

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.

Providing company benefits to workers

A high employee retention is a sign that the company offers good benefit package to their employees and combined with compliance with the law on required employees’ benefits add more to making workers happy and contented in their company; therefore, here are the basic benefits that a company should provide to their employees by: 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); providing health plans, dental or vision plans, life insurance plans; providing paid vacations, holidays or sick leave.

In-house training programs for employees

When a company provides quality employment training program, their employees will become motivated as well as empowered with new concepts, new technologies, improved skills, etc. and the resulting effect on this is high productivity output and high performance of the employees, which will help make the company profit more; therefore, it is critical to develop employee training within the framework of a comprehensive, continuing, and consistent training program.

Providing a happy work environment

The following are ways for a company to create a happy work environment for their employees: 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.