It is now a convincing factor that when management provides a constructive workplace for their employees, the employees are empowered and when they are empowered, they become more productive and creative, that’s why many companies are now making a paradigm shift from their conventional standpoint of “company first, followed by the workforce” into “empowering the workforce first for the company to succeed”.
Managing stress in the workplace
The evidence of mounting stress in the workplace is not conducive for a favorable productivity output, therefore, management must be sensitive to see these signs and must establish an open door policy for workers to be allowed to elevate their work problems, resulting to stress, to management, so that a compromised solution may be worked out, by both management and workers, on how to deal with work stress in the workplace.
It is important for management to do something positive if the main cause of stress is the workload of the workers, therefore, bringing together middle management to consult with them on how to breakdown the workload, without losing on productivity, by first identifying what work must be prioritized and delegating some of the load.
Ensuring benefits for workers
The basic benefits that a company should provide to their employees are stipulated by law, such as complying with all workers’ compensation requirements; withholding FICA taxes from employees pay checks and employer pays own portion of FICA taxes, using this to provide employees with retirement and disability benefits; complying with Federal Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and added benefits, coming from the company, can be offered, like providing health plans, dental or vision plans, life insurance plans; providing paid vacations, holidays or sick leave; therefore, when a company observe all these benefits, expect that there is high retention of employees in the company.
In-house training programs for employees
When a company provides quality employment training program, their employees will become motivated as well as empowered with new concepts, new technologies, improved skills, etc. and the resulting effect on this is high productivity output and high performance of the employees, which will help make the company profit more; therefore, it is critical to develop employee training within the framework of a comprehensive, continuing, and consistent training program.
When a company works hard to provide a happy work environment, the effect is that employees will love working for the company for a long time, so that here are suggestions on how a company can provide a happy workplace: hiring happy people who have a pleasant and positive attitude can make the workplace happier; encouraging employees and management personnel to greet one another daily since this good habits builds a sense of community in the company; bringing staff and employees out of the work routine, such as providing them chair massages, company outing, etc. will make workers more happy with these added perks in their work; showing care on the employees with a personal visit by the company president and corporate level will make the employees feel that they are valued; providing programs that encourage employees to have personal career goals, which can help them be complete as individuals; encouraging the attitude of paying forward in the community, such as being involved in community development outside the company and this will motivate employees to have a sense of mission.