Being in business is tougher than you probably expected. Once upon a time you were just an innocent naive entrepreneur who had a dream to run their own business. But now, after a few years you’ve become used to the pressure of trying to keep people happy. You’re always trying to impress and please customers, trying to grab the attention of the browsing consumer, making sure you’re reassuring your investors, speaking with partnerships etc. But other than all those outside entities, you have to please one group the most. Your employees are a symbol of your business. Don’t tell them this otherwise they might get a little too demanding from you, but they are the end all and be all of your business. They are the people that actually fulfil the actions that keep your business alive and thriving. So what happens if they’re grump? The short answer is, you don’t want to know!
Buy something delicious
Don’t you hate looking at dreary offices where there’s hardly any fun? It’s a serious place of work but it’s boring and it just seems lifeless. But how many of us have the funds to make the office more vibrant and improve the decor? Those large changes will help to make the working area a lot more attractive but it doesn’t necessarily keep employee spirits high. Surprises do however. Everyone loves delicious food, it’s one of the easiest senses to please. So, as the boss you should make an effort to occasionally buy everyone working in your office something that will boost their morale. A sandwich platter, an array of chocolates, small fruit and cream pots, or what about just good old fashioned pizza? Bring great food to the office and let everyone take what they want. It’s free, it’s delicious and it makes employees more cheerful.
In the bleak winter
It’s the changing of the seasons, spring and summer waved goodbye and autumn is now afoot. Your employees will be mindful that their workspace is adapting to the changing temperatures. Yes, even something simple as degrees farenheit in the office can change the way employees feel and think at work. To never have your air conditioners cut out during the winter, you should always have a diesel generator on hand. Generators can be used for anything, they’re just a simple solution to your power needs when your mains fail. They can also keep the computers and various machines working when natural disasters take out power lines across the grid. At least your employees will stay warm and able to do their work with such a solution.
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They need to hear it
You may think highly of your employees and really appreciate how hard their work. However, employees need to hear this from you. Just the occasional ‘good job’ or ‘really impressive, nice work’ from you is going to go a very long way. Employees look up to the boss sometimes, they also want to be noticed when it comes time for promotions. Simple encouraging words can lift your workers out of a bad day.
Employees are also a group that you need to constantly keep happy. Without them the business couldn’t keep your customers, investors and partners happy too.