“Happiness inspires Productivity”. If your workplace is not happy that means employees are not productive. According to Forbes “One survey found that happy employees are 20% more productive than unhappy ones and when it comes to salespeople, happiness has an even greater impact, raising sales by 37%”
We know that Happiness directly affects the productivity of the employee. But how do we define happiness at the workplace? Does salary defines happiness at work? What other factors are responsible? Let us discuss in detail how to create a productive workplace.
1. Employee Engagement
You will be surprised to know that in the office all starts with “Employee Engagement”. Disengaged employees bring the turnover down. Engaged employees are more passionate, more committed to their work and hence they play a major role in boosting productivity. According to a recent article by Hubstaff “Disengaged employees cost the U.S. $483 to $605 billion each year in lost productivity”. By promoting different cultural activities in the workplace you can always increase the engagement between the employees.
2. Usage of right collaboration tools at the workplace
This is one of the key factors in determining the productivity of not only an employee but also for the whole of the company. Collaboration tools enable your team to work in a more organized way. Task management and automation are way easier now compared to traditional approaches. With the emergence of Communication Apps like Slack and Facebook Workplace, work has become more fun. Features like instant team collaboration through messaging, screen sharing or voice-video calling have excellently streamlined the workflow.
3. Ensure Happiness at the workplace
According to the survey of American Psychological Association, “More than $500 billion from the U.S. economy is syphoned off due to work environment stress, and 550 million workdays are lost every year because of pressure at work”. Fostering meaningful relationships can also boost happiness and in turn the productivity at the workplace. As per the Harvard Business Review, “Close friendships at work boost employee satisfaction by 50%.” Moreover, people with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to engage fully in their work.
4. Working hours Flexibility
Employees these days are stressful because of improper life balance. According to a research in the U.S ” 60 to 80% of work environment mishaps are ascribed to pressure, and it’s assessed that over 80% of doctor visits are because of stress” Flexible working hours not only results in increased loyalty but also in the happiness of employees. Hence there is an increase in the overall productivity of an organisation. You will be surprised to know that roughly 6 million Americans choose part-time work over full time to follow their passions.
5. Avoid unnecessary meetings
According to Atlassian software enterprise, an office worker on an average spends over 31 hours per month in unproductive meetings. Collaboration tools have taken advantage of this fact and hence made hosting meetings easy. There is no doubt in saying that meetings are an effective platform for idea generation but nowadays they have become a productivity vacuum. According to HBR, one standard weekly meeting with 50 individuals involved costs around $177,000. This is a one-time scenario. Just think of the number when one team holds more than one meeting in a day.
6. Say No to Micromanagement
Micromanagement results in more stress and less productivity at workplace. It has been observed that if each and every action of employees are supervised then it does not give them a room to grow. Not only employees but micromanaging also affects the manager’s growth. One should encourage autonomy at business rather than micromanaging.
Try putting in some time and efforts in the coming months and you will definitely observe that there is a gradual increase in employee’s productivity. Want to share your reviews? Contact Us Today. Jungleworks is always open to your valuable feedback and suggestions.