An important aspect of any work environment is the happiness of the workforce. If the employee morale is low in an organization there is likely to have a high turnover rate. With turnover there are many consequences that are detrimental to a business. First, when an individual leaves an organization it is often necessary to hire another person to fill the position. This requires the expense of the interviewing and hiring processes, the time and man hours of other employees to train a new individual, and the possibility that the new individual will not perform to the same standards.
So when you have a talented and productive group of individuals it is important to do your best as a company to ensure employee satisfaction. This duty in larger organization is often the role of the human resources department, but in some organizations this is a duty of the managers. In an article by John R. Ryan in Bloomberg Businessweek he states that managers who show concern for the well being of their employees help in retention of these valuable resources. For a business, employees are usually the most valuable resource of the company. Many companies are finding that in order to maintain this resource it is necessary to provide some sort of reward. This reward can come in a variety of forms. Whether the incentives for work are bonuses, time off or various perks from work, employees need to feel as if their company knows they are alive and cares about the work they do and lives they live.
Therefore, employers need to find methods to connect with their employees and determine how the work environment can be improved. Often companies will issue employee satisfaction surveys. These surveys can allow employees to voice their opinions on how to make the company a better place to work and often offer suggestions that can increase productivity. Whatever the method getting your employees involved can be very beneficial.