It is the time of the year where everyone is expected to make a few New Year resolutions. Whether they keep it for the rest of the year is entirely different thing. Work wise, many employees love making New Year resolutions promising to work harder, have a better life and health and so on. So, is it just the employees that need resolutions or do the employers too need to have a few resolutions of their own that could help make their workforce become more productive and loyal?
In 2016, the face of traditional workplace will be a lot different than 2015 and years before that. With working culture changing from working in office cubicles to working anywhere in the world, employers can do a little bit on their part that will benefit both the company and the employees.
Give Them More Flexibility
When it comes to flexibility, employees want their weekends to be free so that they can do whatever they feel like without worrying about answering to a work email. Some employees even need a little break from their hectic schedule in the weekdays. That’s where the real work flexibility comes in – allowing employees to work from home at least a couple of days in a week. It’s no surprise that more and more employees are now demanding work-from-home facility.
Every other company is now allowing their employees to work from home and unless you want to lose your employees to those companies, consider giving your employees some flexibility in working time.
Treat them all equally
Just because someone is lower down the corporate ladder, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve equal share of company’s resources. As an employer, it’s your job to make sure everyone gets a fair share of pay rise, holidays, day-offs, better project among everything else. It is easier to notice someone while they are shouting on top of their voice, but make sure you notice the silent deserving candidate as well. This will ensure the employees are happy and satisfied the way employees are treated.
Help them Relax and Reboot
Corporate world is very demanding and at times cruel. This can make the employees overworked and over stressed. As a concerned employer, you need to ensure that the employees get the proper break they need and deserve so. Can’t afford to let an employee go on a long family vacation? Well, denying them would look like you are being mean and cruel on purpose. On the other hand, you can allow your employees to work from home. This will allow them the time off they need and you need not sacrifice the work. It’s a win-win situation for both. The employees get to spend some quality time with the family while they still work from the comfort of their home.
Keep Them Updated
Employees need to be updated from time to time. But, if you are not investing enough in their skill up gradation, you may find yourself losing employees. Since, they have to update themselves and with limited resources it can take a toll on their productivity. Make sure you provide help when your employees need training and development assistance.
Give More Feedbacks
Giving or asking for feedbacks only when the appraisal or review is due could harm your chances of improving. Feedbacks are a vital part of management and make sure you give regular feedbacks to the employees so that they can grow and work on the areas they are weak in. The flow of communication should always be in top notch condition.
Employees already have their own work resolutions. What managers need to do is make a few resolutions that will help make the workplace a little better, friendlier and productive.