You can improve employee satisfaction in many ways. Most business leaders think that people work only for money. Therefore, if they realize that their employees dont feel satisfied, they immediately resort to pay raise.
It is your responsibility to know what motivates them to go to work and find a way to encourage them to be engaged with their job. These tips will surely help you.
Find a way to connect the employees
You want to establish a friendly atmosphere at work. These people see each other on a daily basis, and you want them to feel like they are not there to work. Let them stay connected. They dont necessarily have to be friends, but they will at least feel like they are just sitting next to strangers each day. They only work because they have to, and they dont have any connection with the people around them. This is how they become disengaged with work too.
Build a mechanism where criticisms are viewed positively
Some people work because they want to improve themselves. Others are afraid of criticisms, and feel like they are not doing a great job because of the feedback they receive. The key is to find a way for them to trust you that you have clear intentions when you raise feedback. Avoid screaming at them when they have done something wrong or humiliate them for a tiny mistake. You need to be the first person to provide support when necessary. When you have employees who cant listen to feedback, or wont take them seriously, you are driving your company to failure.
You might think that you are being effective at your job because you guide everyone down to the details of their job. The truth is that you are only hurting them because you micromanage. You make them feel like you dont trust them. They also feel annoyed that you are there all the time to check on what they are doing. You can provide feedback and guidance without micromanaging. Dont be afraid if they commit mistakes. It is an opportunity for growth.
Give credit where it is due
Some leaders think that giving credits to their employees will only make them less motivated. They also think that giving credits lowers its value. These days, when people only see negativity around them, they will take anything positive whenever they can. Whether it is big or not, they would appreciate the idea that someone saw something good in what they have done. Dont be selfish with your praises. You dont need to thank them in public. A simple note on their desk or a thank you email would already suffice.
In the end, you need to know what motivates your employees and help them grow. Dont immediately think about raising their salary, and hope that it is the solution to all their problems. You can make them feel satisfied by these simple changes in the work environment.
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