Creating a working environment in which employees feel valued and happy is a brilliant way to ensure success within your business, as your employees are key to making the magic happen.
Team members are extremely valuable, they know the ins and outs of your business and help you achieve your goals and successes, so it’s important that they feel that they’re valued.
Here are a couple of ways to make team members feel valued within your workplace…
Connect with Your Team
As a managing director, team leader or general manager, it’s extremely important that your team knows that they can come to you with all important issues, and connecting with your team is a great way of making team members feel valued.
Make yourself known, be open to communication and invest some time and effort into getting to know your team, their personality, strengths and weaknesses and how you may be able to make their working experience more pleasant.
Connecting with your team will make communicating issues easier, and pave a brilliant path to a functioning working relationship between you and your team.
Team Building Activities
Team building activities are a great way of ‘breaking the ice’ if you are a new leader joining a team, or continuing to form meaningful working relationships.
These activities can come in many forms including – Summer/Christmas parties, monthly days out, fun coaching sessions, a dinner together at the end of a season and others.
Organising activities will allow your employees to wind down, get to know each other and enjoy their time at your workplace, making them feel valued and welcomed.
Of course, running expensive may not be in your company's budget – but incentives don’t necessarily need to cost you an arm and a leg for them to be effective.
Incentives can be anything from a couple of Amazon vouchers as a reward for achieving something, a competition for free pizza to cash incentives or a day off work.
They are a brilliant way of rewarding employees for their hard work and making their time feel valued.
Having a great support system is priceless, so ensuring that there are systems in place within your work to ensure employees feel understood and have the ability to voice concerns should be a priority.
Hosting wellbeing chats, appointing mental health ambassadors or just simply making it clear to your team that you are there for them in case they need any support are all fantastic ways of creating a great support system within your workplace.
Make sure you are open to criticism and feedback, and implement changes that will better your employees' well-being promptly.
Making your team members feel valued is extremely important, so implementing some changes into your business such as running incentives or putting support systems in place are both great ways of adding a fun and welcoming element into your business.
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