Wilson Public Relations Founder + Chief PR Officer Beth Wilson is a proud member of the Business Journals Leadership Trust, an invitation-only network of influential business leaders, executives and entrepreneurs in your community.
Experienced leaders understand that happy employees tend to be more productive and more likely to choose to stay with a company for the long haul. While every business owner and leader is interested in boosting productivity and team loyalty, that’s not the only reason they hope to keep morale high. The best leaders seek to boost employee happiness for its own sake — because they want their team members to genuinely enjoy their roles and their relationships with colleagues and find fulfillment in the work they do.
While there’s no doubt that compensation and benefits play a role in how employees feel about their jobs, there are many other factors that go into keeping team members’ morale high. Below, 11 members of Business Journals Leadership Trust share what they’ve learned about the big and small details that lead to a happier workplace.
What Beth had to say:
Foster strong communication throughout workplace initiatives.
It all boils down to communication. Whether it’s creating an environment that promotes work-life balance (or management), building trust through honesty and transparency during one-on-one and team meetings, offering and supporting professional development opportunities, fostering a culture that encourages employee feedback, or any number of efforts, communication is essential to keeping morale high.