Work welfare has become a major topic in our society, mostly for the employees. On their end, business owners or managers focus on ways to enhance productivity in order to generate more revenues. We are gradually facing the challenges of depression, fatigue, physical illness, etc., which has led to high increase in absenteeism, which greatly affects productivity. Which leads us to believe that work welfare is an essential component of business performance and of utmost benefit to the employer. In a highly competitive business environment business owners usually ask, "how does the work space affect the workers productivity level and what can be done about it? Some employers are definitely unconcerned when it comes to changing some of their practices. Investing in the welfare of its workforce will have positive impact for both parties. Employees will be glad at work and employers will experience enhanced productivity. You're probably wondering how.
Stress is one of the devastating factor of work welfare. Most people do say that stress is inevitable in our lives. What happens to us in these places has an impact on our private life due to the fact that most of our time is spent at work. Therefore, it is important to find the source of this stress. Is it the schedule, a colleague or the workload? When an employer takes time to listen to the employees and equip them by referring them to the EAP (Employee Assistance Program) or mentoring, there would be an obvious improvement in the job delivery.
We know that a motivated employee contributes actively to increasing the company’s productivity. So the question we ask ourselves: "How to motivate an employee? " This is done simply by applying the “SMART” objectives, offering him feedback, granting him a degree of freedom (autonomy), in short, allow him take initiatives. An employee with the impression that his contribution matters to his leader stays motivated. He will no longer take "things on time, but rather at heart"
The manager is a major participant when we are referring to work welfare. Employees no longer work for a company or a brand but for a MANAGER. He is an encouraging person who gives direction, vision and reframe when appropriate. Managers tend to minimize their impact on productivity and impute full responsibility to employees most times. The leader must also ensure the commitment of his workers and their adherence to the organizational vision. The literature tells us that a person committed to the company contributes up to two and a half times more than the others to the growth of the company.
Finally, we believe that work welfare is synonymous with putting people at the heart of your business. For your work environment evaluation, Sanon Consulting offers human resources outsourcing service whereby a job satisfaction survey will be conducted and also support to employees. Do not hesitate to contact us at www.sanonrh.com or call us on: 514-416-5152. Essentially, have it in mind that work welfare comes mainly from a positive organizational culture.
* The January 2017 Newsletter explores SMART objectives in detail
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