According to a Gallup study, the average person works 81,396 hours in their lifetime. It’s no surprise that so many people can physically feel the burden of work, this is a BIG number! With this statistic in mind, and the sheer weight of it on most people, you can see why it’s vital for employees to be happy, or at least satisfied, with work.
However, Gallup also found that 60% of employees are emotionally uninvolved and 19% are miserable. There may be various reasons that employees are unsatisfied or disengaged within the workplace, due to location, daily tasks, numbers of hours worked, the list goes on. That said, the solution, or at least a great place to focus, is simple: Prioritize the social dynamics of the business by hiring better leaders.
Poor managers exist in every industry, we’ve all had one. Once you do, you won’t forget it and you will do anything possible to remove yourself from the situation. It is critical to have good managers. A good manager can be defined as someone who listens to their peers and team and genuinely cares.
Additionally, managers must be supportive of their employee’s growth and professional development. Employees must feel championed to ensure they feel appreciated and truly recognized for their great work.
According to Gallup: “For 79% of workers, this kind of work environment may seem like a pipedream, but for 21% of workers, it’s a reality. In fact, 95% of people who are thriving at work report being treated with respect all day and 87% report smiling and laughing a lot.”
The companies with happy and satisfied employees are the businesses that are thriving. Employees are happy to be at work and statistically proven to be more productive in their role, and loyal to their employer. It’s a win-win for both sides. Overall, having managers who care about the people within the workplace will ensure success and a thriving work environment.
And if you’re still not convinced, Gallup states: “Business units with engaged worked have 23% higher profit compared with business units with miserable workers.” This emphasized the impact and domino effect of having good managers to take care of your employees. It builds success long term. It’s truly the secret sauce to a thriving business.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to execute or looking for additional ways to elevate your workforce – contact a Marketing Innovators Specialist today.