In today’s competitive labor market, beinga respectable employerdepends on a lot more than paying a competitive wage. It’s the way you treat your staff that can make a huge difference in your company’s performance and overall environment. Simply being more generous can help inspire your staff to perform their best and proudly uphold your company values. Here are five benefits that show just how valuable generosity is in the workplace:
1. Improved Morale When All Employees Feel They Belong
It’s not just sports teams that have high spirits and a strong collective team image. By instilling more generosity in the workplace your teams can build towards inclusive and supportive relationships with your team. When rewarding employees, celebrating milestones or gift-giving for birthdays, use branded corporate gifts to show your appreciation on behalf of the company. Another plus is that your office will look coordinated and branded when the whole team has matching stationery with your logo.
2. Create A Culture Where Giving Compliments and Credit Is The Norm
No matter the industry, employees today generally want to feel some sense of purpose in their work. So be sure to recognize their efforts and let team members know when they’re performing well. Whether you’re congratulating employees for their good work verbally in person, sending team emails that showcase top performers, or hosting regular recognition and rewards events, letting your staff know their work is highly valued can be vital to their engagement.
3. Encourage Good Health and Focus With Staff Lunch
Sometimes your team-building strategy doesn’t need to involve HR or managers at all. Just a good lunch or catering service! Plenty of workers start to feel a lack of energy later in the day, especially if they’re missing meals or forgot lunch and resort to fast food. A staff lunch is a simple way to prevent this and ensure that everyone is nourished and energized for the working day ahead. It’s also a good excuse to break, catch up and have a laugh with the team rather than leaving everyone to their own devices.
4. Information-Sharing For A More Knowledgeable Workforce
Chances are that as a manager or leader you’re probably keeping tabs on what’s happening in your field. So, if you’ve read an interesting news feature relevant to your industry, why not share them with your staff? The same goes if an article may be of interest to somebody in a particular role.
Let your employees know that you’re thinking of them by openly sharing news and keeping them informed. It can spark some interesting, valuable conversations for your business. Just be mindful not to overdo it, you want this to be a thoughtful, helpful gesture not bombard everyone with notifications.
5. All-Inclusive Events Bridge Relationships Between Staff and Management
Time and time again, employee feedback surveys suggest a divide when it comes to expectations between employees and managers. It’s a challenge to communicate concepts like a company vision or promote a healthy corporate culture, but it’s important that you do. Practice open communication and transparency every day at work by keeping your team informed on company updates rather than segregating and leaving it to team leaders. The same goes for teamwork initiatives and staff events, make it a whole-of-company affair and allow all departments to network and form relationships.
Now you’re better informed on the value of generosity in the workplace, how many of the above tips will you initiative tomorrow?