It has been a while since I visited the topic of Workplace Relationships. I will say, maybe a good and solid 3-years and an additional 5 since being employed by and writing on the topic for Examiner.com. However, I must say, it appears that not a lot has changed since I last visited the topic. Such as:
The Importance of a Cohesive relationship between staff and those who work closely together in order to achieve greatness while maximizing productivity and bottom-line profit. This is the life bread of HR personnel, and to be successful in this field you need to know how to pass on this knowledge to those who take on new managerial positions so that they can do the same for those under them. You can click here for an overview of how to approach this crucial challenge if you’re new to HR.
Now, clearly some change has taken place as companies have implemented effective plans and executed strategies that have proven to work when everyone is on board. There are some companies who listen to their employees, act with employee health in mind, and introduce reward schemes and incentives like those offered by Blueboard. But for those who still don’t get it, I write this.
What makes me an expert on this topic? Oh, nothing. Just that I am the one interviewing your employees off the record and recording their true and transparent thoughts that they are unable to convey to you, as they are afraid of being fired, frowned upon, treated unfairly after voicing their opinions and told that they do not have the right to chime in when they are a subordinate; then further having to work in a hostile workplace for having the audacity to speak up.
These are not disgruntled employees who serve no purpose to your organization or company. These are not employees who do not like their job or position or are looking for a reason to be unhappy and unsatisfied with their workload or assignments. These are not employees who do not want to go to work or have a relationship with co-workers inside the workplace. These are not employees whom no matter what, can’t be pleased.
They are your top-producers, your employees who are the first to show up and the last ones to leave. They enjoy working for the company, but they see what needs to be changed and they have an opinion. They want to create and foster an environment where there is an open-door policy for addressing issues head on and meeting a resolve. These employees want to contribute to the overall success of the company. These are your company assets. They want to grow with the company, but not at the expense of being stifled in their career.
These are the employees who are helping you on the journey to success and they are willing to do anything to make that happen. They need the unconditional support of their employers along the way to achieve this. Even if it’s something small like allowing them to buy their own office furniture online that they can decorate their space with could help to make all of the difference to their productivity levels in the long run. You’re all striving to meet the same visions and dreams for your business so keeping your best employees on board and happy could be a crucial element to this.