As the nature of our jobs and the environment of our workplaces shift, it’s essential for managers to keep a pulse on how their team is feeling and how satisfied employees are in their day-to-day. Job satisfaction is critical to high productivity, motivation and low employee turnover. Below you will find 5 tips on how to improve job satisfaction in your company.
1. Be realistic with your expectations
A survey found that 26% of employees feel that they could maintain a healthy work/life balance. As a leader, it is your responsibility to make sure employees aren’t feeling overworked or overwhelmed. It’s important to be mindful about how you assign tasks, despite ambitious team and workplace objectives.
2. Recognize good work
People need to feel seen and appreciated, but the physical distance of remote work sometimes works against this. Managers must remember to take time to celebrate even small wins and offer positive feedback.
3. Focus on the long term
To drive motivation and employee job satisfaction, teams need visibility on the long term vision and strategy of the company. This will help employees connect with the goals and understand how they will contribute to achieving them in the long run.
4. Prioritise employee well-being
Showing employees that you genuinely care about their well-being is one of the most effective ways to increase employee job satisfaction. Whether that means motivating employees towards achieving a fitness milestone or encouraging them to disconnect when they are feeling the early signs of burnout.
5. Give feedback often
Employees crave feedback on how they can be more efficient, work smarter and perform better. They’ll value the time you took to share the feedback, or especially when it’s constructive.