Good employee morale is essential to any successful business. It’s a reflection of company culture and has a direct impact on not just happiness but also productivity. Here are three surefire ways to improve morale within your organization:
1) Keep The Door Open. When supervisors or management vanish without a trace, it hits morale hard. It’s crucial to be present and available to your team. Sometimes it’s as simple as keeping the door open, but it also includes having transparent communication. Keep people looped in, especially when there are good things to report on. On top of that, have regular one-on-one chats with everyone on the team and make sure their needs are being met.
2) Emphasize Mental Health. Everyone should have their mental health acknowledged. Always take time to assess the mental health of everyone on your team. If they need to take a break or refocus, make sure they do. If they need a mental health day (or a vacation), encourage it. Be flexible and understanding.
3) Reward And Recognize. Make sure hard work gets recognized and people get credit for that hard work. Shout out star players during meetings and make sure everyone (including management) sees the good work that’s being done. And don’t hesitate to dole out rewards (lunch, gift cards, etc.) in recognition of that hard work, as well. Inc., Nov. 4, 2020
HOW BIG DATA REVEALS THE HUMANS BEHIND YOUR USERS
The Internet is a data mine. From search engines to ad clicks, we can see what people are interested in. Big Data is accessible to just about every business, and it can tell you a lot about the people you do business with — or the people you want to do business with.
If you aren’t tapping into Big Data (Google Analytics is an example), you’re missing out. You can use data to home in on the customers you want to acquire and reduce those costs at the same time. You can better develop products and services you know customers will love. And you’ll be able to adapt to changing trends driven by real people. Inc., Feb. 26, 2015