To some people, work and enjoyment are mutually exclusive. They see work as a goal-oriented activity where succeeding in the company’s mission is the one and only target, and the morale of staff is considered secondary. To others, the workplace morale is deemed to be vital towards the success or failure of the company, and there are often strong links between a happy employees and a thriving business.

In a workplace where employees are happy and like their job, they will collaborate with one another willingly and go beyond the call of duty to help the company succeed. Work gets done quicker and better, which is likely to deliver greater profitability in the long run. Contrast that with a working environment where employees are unhappy. Absenteeism levels skyrocket, there is little or no collaboration and workers aren’t motivated to meet targets, never mind trying to exceed them. How is a business supposed to succeed in those circumstances?

If managers sense that workplace morale could be improved, it’s important for them to know the rewards that are likely to movate employees. Aside from the obvious motivator of a high salary, perks suchas a free cafeteria or gym membership, and recognition of good work in the form of a compliment or even a &nancial bonus will resonate with employees and make them feel valued. As this infographic from Ayers shows, recognizing the importance of keeping employees happy and motivated is likely to lead to them repaying you with a greater work ethic and increased productivity. It’s a win-win.


How Happy Employees Can Lead to a Happy Company