Most people work to get an income of which they can live and do enjoyable things with. In order to keep people to your organization, you can give them a lot of money on their paycheck and I can insure you that they’ll stay. But you can also keep them satisfied and motivated for work. There are several ways to keep your employees satisfied…
First, let’s make the word ‘satisfaction’ clear. When it comes to work it means the way your employee is experiencing his work and the working conditions. This is not something you can just say. There are several things where job satisfaction depends on.
1. Characteristics of the Job
Is the job you’re offering boring or alternately? You need to make sure the employee can challenge and develop himself. It is a smart idea to create some freedom for him too. When he has a little influence on the implementation of the work, he will see his job as more important and it will become a part of him. The status of the job is also an important thing to most employees. Make him feel important to your business and let him know that really is.
2. Social Environment
Mostly, the social environment of your employee will consist out of coworkers and executives. Make sure the employee can expect social support from his coworkers and feels safe with his executives. Otherwise, the employee will not experience a pleasant environment to work in.
Especially the jobs which require emotional involvement need the security of social support. This way the employee can process the experiences he’s been through. Not only those particular jobs need social support, think of the least thing as a busy week when the amount of stress is rising. In these times, employees need to talk to somebody who understands their situation and working conditions.
Get to know whether your employees are satisfied with their rewards. Are they getting enough rewarded in proportion to the effort they made? Interview your employees to get to know their needs and expectations of you. This way you can stay on the same road to success.
Employees who are satisfied with their job and working conditions, tend to stay longer with the organization. They are more engaged to your business and perform better than less satisfied employees.
Are you satisfied with your job and working conditions?