Your business is your pride and joy, the rock around which you’ve built your life. You would probably do anything to keep it strong and healthy.
Start by hiring happy people and cultivate a happy work environment. A study done at the University of Oxford Said Business School has produced evidence that happy people do a better job.
The study showed that happy employees worked faster, making more calls per hour, and achieved 13% higher sales than their unhappy colleagues.
Interestingly, the happy employees did not put in more hours than their unhappy colleagues to achieve superior results. They just used their time more productively. Being happy improves social skills, which lead to happier customers and more sales.
Here are some helpful tips for creating a happy work culture.
- Prioritize work-life balance
- Be transparent and honest
- Offer more vacation time
- Build employees up
- Promote a positive work environment
- Set the example
- Be grateful
Happiness is a choice and infectious which will spread through your entire organization. Creating a happy, pleasant work environment maximizes the positive impact throughout your business, which boosts overall employee engagement and strengthens comradery among your staff.
Ralph Martin once said, “Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.” So let choose to be happy!