Top talent knows they have options, so they are unlikely to stay at an employer if their job satisfaction declines. A major factor in job satisfaction is the workplace culture – if the everyday work environment is a positive place to be, employees will think twice before wanting to leave. Learn more about how you can retain your best people by making work fun:
1. Celebrate Success
Ultimately, employees want to know their effort is noticed and appreciated. Show that you value your team while adding some fun by making it a point to celebrate their successes. When goals are met or someone goes above and beyond, mark the occasion with surprise treats or other small gifts – even just giving a literal “gold star” sticker can make them smile and add a bit of joy to the workplace.
2. Gamify Tasks
Work tasks don’t have to be boring. Get creative and think of ways to gamify tasks, such as dividing employees into teams for friendly competitions or awarding points for specific accomplishments so employees can earn rewards. It not only makes the workplace more fun, but also makes it easier for employees to see how they are making progress and feel more motivated.
3. Arrange Social Activities
Getting away from work occasionally with social activities can make it more enjoyable for employees to be a part of your team. However, to ensure the activities you plan are truly a good time for your employees and not something they dread or feel forced to participate in, request their input on what activities and times of day they would prefer.
4. Encourage Chitchat
Employees who know and get along with one another are more likely to enjoy their jobs. Small talk throughout the day (within reason) is actually beneficial to team-building and can lead to more productivity. Encourage chitchat, such as by starting conversations unrelated to work yourself, to make things more fun and allow employees to get to know each other on a slightly more personal level.
5. Add Upbeat Decor
Don’t underestimate the importance of the surroundings of your workplace in how it influences your employees’ job satisfaction. Inject some fun into the appearance of your workplace by adding upbeat decor, such as splashes of color on the walls or attractive or humorous art prints.
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