How happy are your employees? What have they told you? Even though you may be the kindest and most understanding employer around, your employees may be reluctant to give you the full truth. FJP Investment breaks down which of these behaviors happy workers will exhibit at work.
Real smiles include happy eyes, as the saying goes. Be on the lookout for their smiles when chatting with your staff. Are they genuinely happy? Does the genuineness of their smiles show in their expressions? If this is the case, their assertions of happiness are also likely to be true.
Take note of pronoun usage. Employees that psychologically commit to their words will use the pronoun “I” when speaking. “Am feeling OK today” is very different from saying “I am feeling OK today.” A missing pronoun in a place where one is expected indicates psychological distancing from their own words.
The pronoun “we” speaks of unity and cooperation. If you hear “we” used in a conversation with an employee, it’s a good sign that they feel unified with whom the pronoun is directed. It indicates, at the point of speaking, that they feel in cooperation and unity. “The team is supportive” is different from “We have a supportive team.”
They’re personalising their jobs
Most frequently, the perfect job is made, not found. This is a fantastic indicator that your staff are satisfied with the opportunity to work with you. In addition, they are committed to a lengthy career at your firm and their own enjoyment as workers.
Showing up before time
It’s possible that employees that arrive early do so to prevent being late. This is not the full picture. As an employer, you know that disgruntled and uninspired employees don’t care if they arrive on time or leave five minutes late to accomplish a last-minute assignment on time. People who are eager to labour for a few more minutes should be taken into consideration.
They build cordial ties with colleagues
Having a team of about a dozen or so people make it easier to build genuine relationships. Developing a personal friendship with anybody is, of course, a personal decision, and a meaningful relationship is, in the end, an investment. If your employees are pleased and plan to stay with your firm for the long term, it makes sense for them to engage in meaningful connections with their colleagues.
Attend after-hours work functions
Most likely, if your firm organises informal, volunteer work activities outside of business hours, you’re already keeping tabs on who shows up and who does not show up. Give it some serious consideration.
As a rule, employees who connect with co-workers outside of work and show an overall interest in the firm are often content with their positions. Staff members, even if they’re excellent pals, don’t always want to “see” their job outside of the office.
You save money by reducing wastage
People that care about a firm will make every attempt to make the most of the funds they are given. Take note of how often a worker asks for a supply of something; this will indicate how well they are conserving resources. Are the lights or air conditioning in a room switched off when it’s unoccupied?
They are energised and enthusiastic
Energy flows where the mind goes. When a person is unhappy, they lose their energy. Because work is such a large part of an employee’s daily life, it’s vital to examine how dissatisfaction at work might affect their view of life in the long term as a result. A depressed mood can contribute to lethargy and decreased productivity.
Review The Signals for Employees Happiness.