03 October 2011

Attributes of Great Place to Work

Are your employees engaged at their work? According to several studies, it is found that most engaged employees are significantly more productive, drive higher customer satisfaction and outperform those who are less engaged. But only 20 percent of employees around the world report that they are fully engaged at work. Then how to create a better situation to get more win-win position between employer and employee?


The solution to this is that the employers should shift their focus from just getting more out of the employees to investing more in them by addressing their core needs, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This will help them to get fueled to bring out their best in their everyday work. These few tips will help you to create a great place for your employees to work.

Commit to Pay a Living Wage

Attributes of Great Place to Work


It is not fair to pay a CEO millions of dollar per year while paying a sum for full time work to an employee that falls below poverty line. You can even give all your employees a stake in the company's success, in the form of profit sharing or stock options or bonuses tied to performance, as they are the core of your company's success story.

Define Expectations

Attributes of Great Place to Work


Be precise and clear while defining the expectations for what success looks like in any given job. Then provide them as much autonomy as possible to choose when they work, where they do their work and how best to get it accomplished. You can even create policies to encourage them to set aside time to focus without interruption on their most important priorities, including long-term projects and more strategic and creative thinking.

Working Environment

Attributes of Great Place to Work


Design working environments that are safe, comfortable and appealing to work in. You can include a range of physical spaces that allow for privacy, collaboration and simply hanging out. This will boost the performance of your employees and will show better end results. Provide them with healthy, high quality food at the lowest possible prices. Create places for them to rest and renew during the course of working day and encourage them to take intermittent breaks. Do you know that an afternoon nap fuels higher productivity in the several hours that follow? Offer a well-equipped gym and other facilities that will encourage employees to move physically and stay fit.

Institute Feedback

Attributes of Great Place to Work


A two-way performance review will help both the sides of the table to adapt changes viable for the betterment for the organization. This will not only provide your employees with regular feedback about how they are doing and the ways that support their growth, but also an opportunity to provide feedback to their supervisors.
Scope to Learn

Attributes of Great Place to Work


Provide your employees with the opportunities and incentives to learn, develop and grow, both in establishing job-specific hard skills as well as soft skills that will serve them well as individuals, managers and leaders.