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Positive Company Culture Reduces Workplace Stress

Guest Blog from Michael Rose author of ROE Powers ROI

There are so many stresses when it comes to work: co-workers, bosses, salary, and even commute. How can employers take some of the burden off of their employees and limit some of the common stresses? Workplace culture is the key. The culture of an organization is the “why” of the organization, and if the culture is a positive one, many workplace stresses are minimized or can even disappear.

Below are some workplace thoughts for employers to keep in mind:

Provide purpose in the workplace: Let all of your employees know exactly what they mean to your company, and how they provide value to you. If employees not only like the work culture, but know where they fit in that culture and how to add to the overall culture, employees will look forward to work and feel less stress.

Give your employees a voice: Put your leaders in direct contact with the front line of your business, and encourage them to do more listening and less talking. Doing so will allow them to understand all of the inter-workings of your company, and will empower your workers to weigh in on out-dated processes and what isn’t working.

Hire the right people: There are always those people who hate where they are and are just an overall negative influence on fellow employees. Make sure you avoid hiring these people in the first place. Take the time to find the right people to fill the roles you need. Find employees that have personal values that align with your company values. Individuals like this will be a good fit, and not find it difficult to live out and contribute to your company’s purpose.

Invest in your employees’ development: Don’t just micromanage your employees, set up mentorships and micromentor. Doing so will show your investment in your employees, give you a level of control in how their skills are developed, and will empower your employees to better do their jobs with confidence.

 

Michael Rose is the Founder & CEO of Mojo Media Labs (http://mojomedialabs.com), an inbound marketingagency in Las Colinas, TX. Michael is also a speaker and author. His book; ROE® Powers ROI (http://rmichaelrose.com/roe-why-does-it-matter/buy-the-book/) – The ultimate Way to think and communicate for ridiculous results is centered around professional development and employee engagement.

4 Reasons to Invest in Your Employee’s Happiness. Hint: Happiness = Productivity

Dear Employer/Boss,

Would you rather have an employee that works independently, finds solutions for client challenges, and proactively implements changes that make the company better or would you rather have an employee who sits and waits for direction. We are happier when we are empowered to make things better. How can you invest in our autonomy?
Would you rather have an employee who is a team player, works across functions, and can work with their peers to get a project completed or an individualist who is stuck at their desk and unable or uncomfortable reaching out to other people on the team? We are happier when we are connected to and helping other people. How can you invest in more team connections?
Would you rather have an employee who is constantly learning, growing with every new challenge, and always looking for ways to improve themselves and the company or would you rather have an employee that is set in their ways and not interested in growing or changing? We are happier when we are learning and growing in our careers and can clearly see potential for future growth. How can you invest in our mastery?
Would you rather have an employee that is excited about the vision and mission of the company and who believes in the company values and the potential of building something better in the world or would you rather have an employee that just does their job and goes home? We are happier when we can believe in something bigger than ourselves. How can you invest in our understanding of the company purpose?
Happier employees are sick less often, get along with their peers better, make better managers, and make more money for themselves and the company. Happiness seems too nebulous for investment, but the characteristics that make employees happier are aligned perfectly with the characteristics that companies want to see in their teams. Are we managing people’s brains, in other words we want them to be engaged and excited or are we managing their butts, we just want them to show up? Manage their brains, invest in happiness, and you will create productivity and success.

Next week in part 2 of this blog we will review the challenges and confusion that interfere with investments in happiness and productivity.

 Next: How to Manage Happiness and Productivity

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My Passion is helping people become successful and happy. I have found that many people want to be successful but just don’t know how. More importantly, people want to be successful because they feel that reaching some success pinnacle will result in them becoming happy. The research and my experience has shown that just the opposite is the case. Success does not lead to happiness. Happiness leads to success.

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