How can companies create more happiness and fulfillment for their employees in the workplace? Please share your ideas for unique benefits, professional development opportunities, communication techniques and social activities that can create an engaged workforce. Your idea can be something that is already in place at a company or can be a brand new idea!
Whether you are sweeping the floors or making the big deals everyone wants to feel like they are a valuable member of the team. One thing that often gets overlooks is when individuals go above and beyond to improve a process, complete a task, or add value when it was bey ... more
Incompetent coworkers distract us from serving the customer, hinder the success of the enterprise, and invite unhappiness. Seeing another receive the same or similar employee benefit for failing is a big drain on motivation to succeed. Incompetent workers are unhappy b ... more
Employee's health is a factor in happiness. To promote health, companies can invest in walking desks which allow you to plug in your laptop, work, and walk at the same time. It's essentially a treadmill with a table that you can connect your laptop to the network. Peo ... more
Research shows that mindfulness, meditation, and movement build the mental and physical foundation of habits that cultivate wellbeing. Employers should launch "human performance programs" that provide employees with the necessary tools for increasing resilience to stres ... more
Employers can invest in employees by helping them reach individual goals. At our organization, we are offered monthly coaching sessions with a Dream Manager. This individual guides employees through 1 on 1 annual planning to reach life goals. Whether it be weight loss, ... more
We human are social beings. Companies can create fullfilment thorugh experiential work environments. Making their people feel part of a fun and happy place. They can do this through spaces and amenities designed to encourage team building and random moments of fun, event ... more
For many people in corporate careers – particularly the back-office or support services like IT, HR, Finance, Accounting, and Legal – their workdays are spent in cubicles and office buildings where they do not meet or see the customers who use and benefit from the compan ... more
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(Submitted by Mike Vogel '65) Get out of your office, on the factory floor, in the warehouse, out in the company stores for all shifts. Drop in on a Saturday or Sunday. Walk around the different departments in the head quarters and visit regional offices. Ask questions a ... more
What really drives behavior is values. Therefore the company has to set them clear, and use them as the guiding principle for every decision made from hiring to promotion including conflict resolution, project selection, partner selection, etc.
Once the values are in pla ... more
Many companies (tech companies, especially) offer lots of perks like gyms, free food, parties, etc. While many of these benefits are touted as ways to make life easier for employees, they can be used as golden handcuffs and ways to keep employees at work longer and later ... more
Create time and space for employees to engage with each other, at every level of the organization. Research and best practices from top companies indicate that astute early career employees can advise their senior colleagues on technological tools, communication strateg ... more
I'm not kidding. I schedule at least 1 hour twice a month or so during the workday to gather as a team and play a board game. It might seem like a waste of time to some (I definitely got weird looks at first) but we are one of the highest-performing teams at my company ... more
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