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Your business is going from strength to strength. As easy as it is to get absorbed in the day to day operational aspects of running your business, you should take a step back and pat yourself on the back. This is all thanks to your leadership, vision and strategic management. But let’s not forget that you couldn’t have done this on your own.
Your team is the driving force that takes your vision and makes it a reality. It’s their imagination, dedication, and perspiration that has helped you to reach the lofty heights of which you could only dream when you were first starting your business journey. Your team deserves to feel appreciated. Here are some ways in which you can do just that.
Your team members have lives of their own outside work. They have kids. They have partners. They commitments. They have schedules of their own. And any flexibility you can afford them can go a long way. Try to find opportunities to make their working hours more flexible or allow them to work from home occasionally.
Give them benefits based around what they want and need
You work hard to create a pleasant workplace, and ensure that your team is well remunerated for their hard work. But you can always do more for them. Keep in mind that when it comes to benefits and bonuses, not all of them will necessarily be motivated by money. Some would rather take an extra day’s holiday than a financial bonus.
That’s why, ideally, your incentives and benefits schemes should be designed in collaboration with your team to give them more of what they want.
Hold regular social events
Everyone’s working day (and working life) is so much more pleasant when colleagues treat one another as friends. So be sure to schedule regular social events to help your team bond. Better yet, get in touch with a photo booth hire company to help you capture the memories your team makes together at social gatherings. The photos can be displayed in your workplace or break room to help maintain that atmosphere of camaraderie.
Feed them well
Everyone loves it when the boss lays on free food. But note the term “feed them well” rather than “feed them a lot”. Often when companies lay on a spread for their workforce, it’s poor quality fare. You can tell because most of it is usually beige! You’ll find sandwiches filled with indistinct grey matter and pasties full of… something that might be a vegetable surrounded by mountains of chips.
Your workforce deserves better than that.
Make sure that they have access to the kind of healthy meals and snacks that will not only keep them in great shape but make them more productive, too. The kinds of food that won’t make them want to spend the afternoon in a carb coma.
Keep your door open. Always!
Finally, perhaps the most effective way you can show your team that you care is by keeping your door (and your ears) open and let them know that their thoughts, opinions, concerns, and misgivings are heard and valued.