Happy Employees = Productive Employees
Recent studies show what we intuitively have known since the start of our careers; happy workers are the most productive. So, if productivity gains = revenue gains… what’s the most effective way to improve workplace happiness in order to maximize recovered revenue through productivity gains?
As a business leader or owner you’re probably working overtime to keep up with the diverse demands of your multi-generational workforce. Of which the millennials are the fastest growing segment. This group of adults (according to PEW Research) born between the years 1981 – 1997, are surpassing all generations as the single-largest generational workforce in US history.
So, what do they expect from their employer? A quick search yields a long list of benefits that were unthinkable for prior generations:
- Unlimited vacation
- One paid year of maternity and paternity leave
- Paid-sabbaticals to pursue creative talents
- Executive/life coaching reimbursement
- On-site acupuncture
- Student loan debt reimbursement
The list is long and impressive! Especially when you consider the loyalty rate amongst millennials is at a historic low for new hires. Today, one third of new hires quit their job after about six (6) months. How do you recover from the expense and time associated with onboarding this highly diverse labor pool?
What’s the solution? More perks? More incentives at the expense of current and future profits? What must be done in order to minimize the cost and disruption to the business? The answer is quite simply: Use history, stats and facts to address and acknowledge the wants and needs of the person, regardless of age, experience, gender or place in history.
Our programs are proven to deliver the types of onboarding experience, training support, and career development tools from the individual to the C-level executive; that not only improves the culture, but also increases retention rates and ultimately improves productivity.
Through our webinars, seminars, workshops, online tutorials, podcasts, one-to-many, and one-to-one coaching sessions, we work to set the stage for the four (4) things that historically, statistically and according to recent studies say, contribute to happy, productive employees.
Happy wife = Happy Life?
What’s the #1 thing most people in the world want? For most people the answer is “More”! More success, more money, more energy, more happiness.
Do you want to know? Know how to get more? To ensure the greatest probability of securing the thing that you want most? Whether it’s financial security, better health, more time with loved ones, or more happiness in your personal life, the answer is, according to the longest running study on adult development: In order to ensure long-term happiness, we need to invest in cultivating good relationships.
The study, which examined and tracked 700+ men over the past 75 years (and counting), found that good relationships not only keep us happier and healthier but also protect our bodies and brains longer. Additionally, the study showed that those who are happiest at age 50 are healthiest at age 80.
What does all of this have to do with professional development? AND…Shouldn’t we keep your professional development separate from your personal growth and spiritual maturity? Not if you believe that there is a correlation between professional success and good spousal relationships and social connections! As the report puts it: The good life is built with good relationships.
This doesn’t mean that you are passive and just let your significant other always have their way. The report is clear to point out that there is plenty of bickering and disagreements within these life-long relationships. However, it’s the ability to resolve conflicts in a swift and selfless manner, that keeps these couples happy. They simply focus on their cause (e.g. ’til death do we part) v. the conflicts.
The thing is, if you were to ask most people what they think will make them happy, the answer most commonly given is: Fortune and Fame. When it fact it should be: Good relationships. Strong relationships and human connections according to history, stats, and facts are what set the stage for better workers. There are also, plenty of studies that show that those who do achieve a high level of fame and fortune are amongst the most paranoid, and unhappiest!
So now that we know what we should be investing in to ensure long-term happiness, the question is, “How do we improve the probability of being successful in our relationships?” Consider this, with the myriad of books written about relationships, our divorce rates are still at historic highs. Follow the link below to see how we’ve helped people strengthen the foundation that helps them improve the quality of their relationships both personally and professionally.
I remember making the decision to venture out on my own. Leaving the security of a multi-decades long career in corporate America meant 100% autonomy juxtaposed with conditions of a critical nature. Most evident was the absence of clients, steady revenue and people performing roles around me that allowed me to only focus on my core competencies. I want you to think back to that moment when you made the decision to start your own business. What have you learned since that first handshake with your first potential customer or since leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck?
As my old sales mentor Don used to tell me, ³If you had to learn everything firsthand, you¹d die stupid.² It was then that I embarked on a journey to get close enough to watch some of the greatest professionals of advertising, marketing and sales. The culmination of spending time with Jay Abraham or the likes of Stephen Covey, Zig Ziglar, John Wooden, or even getting close enough to watch David Ogilvy and others over the past 30 years all served to create a framework which has helped small businesses to large Fortune-500 companies stabilize, turn-around and lay a strong foundation for increasing revenue, taking care of their clients and hiring the right people for the right role, regardless of economic conditions.
We invite you to schedule a quick 30-minute consultation that will help us determine how our programs and the ³Art of the Start-up² workshops can benefit you and your organization. More importantly, you¹ll find out how our programs can set the stage for you or anyone in your organization to learn what the best in class across time have done to build a company that consistently over-achieves their sales goals and dominates their market.
-Caesar Kavadoy, Sales Artists, Inc.