We all have to work, and whether we are an employer or an employee the workplace is often fraught with difficulties.
Indeed, achieving the perfect balance between company productivity and employee job satisfaction can be a real challenge. Especially when issues like the ones discussed below raise their head.
Keep reading to discover what they are and how to deal with them in the work environment.
Staff feel ignored
It still surprises me how many businesses ignore their most valuable assets – their staff. I’m not even talking about going out of their way to please them here by offering benefits or perks. Instead, this issue is all about being willing to listen to what they have to say.
Indeed, as your staff are on the front lines of your business, they are the ones best placed to offer feedback on how efficiently things are working and how they can be improved. Which is in turn one of the most valuable bits or insight your business can get.
The great thing about engaging with staff in this way is that they feel valued and acknowledged as well which can help to raise morale, productivity, and even job satisfaction.
Poor treatment of staff
However, it is worth noting that there is a distinct difference between negative morale issues and workplace bullying. Indeed, unfair treatment and bullying at work are also regular occurrences, and can not only impact a person’s career progression but their mental health as well.
That is why if you feel you are being treated unfairly at work it’s best to consult professionals like Ellisons Solicitors, that specialise in this area. Then you will be able to determine whether you have a case against your employer and work out the steps you will take to resolve it.
Now, I’m not for a minute suggesting that having a proper structure and procedure in place isn’t vital to a business’s success. However, it is possible to be constrained by structure and red tape and this can cause many issues for companies and their employees.
Instead, it’s better to supply employees with a clear idea of their job description, and who they need to report to, and seek out if they need help. However, steer clear of micromanagement wherever possible, and provide as much autonomy as possible while they are completing tasks.
Morale is a funny thing to pin down. It’s not something you can touch, but it is something you can feel. Often almost as soon as you walk into a workplace.
The problem is that if morale is low, productivity is likely to follow and this can cause both businesses and individuals a lot of problems including loss of profits, and a decline in mental health.
That is why it is vital to establish the cause of poor morale and treat it as its root. Often, you will find that it is frustration that is leading to a dip in morale, and by auditing this and fixing any issues you can raise it simply and in a cost-effective way.
- DISCLOSURE – This post has been written by an outside source