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International Day of Happiness 2018: Tips for Creating Happy Workplace!

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Authors: Aayshya Jhunjhunwala and Vasundhara Mantri, Co-Founders, Shaadilogy

Making your
organization a happy place to go to work is an
essential component to the successful long-lasting business. A happy work
environment
 attracts good people and helps the people who work
for you do the best for your team and the company. To create that
kind of environment, it takes a good amount of positivity and practicality.
But, once you can achieve that, the feeling is infectious and your happy
workplace becomes a sound investment.





Hire ‘happy’ people:

Hiring ‘happy’ people
is a great way to start. A person who is gloomy and negative, will kill
productivity and motivation in the organization. But, a person who is always
happy, cheerful and positive will infect others with their zeal and good
spirits.

‘All work and no play…..’:

Creating perks or
planning fun events, goes a long way in breaking the monotony of the everyday
work schedule. Furthermore, it helps the employees to recharge their batteries
and get the creative juices flowing.

Encouraging Compassion and appreciation:

Another important
factor is taking care of your employees or colleagues. It is essential for
people, working together to take the time and say, ‘How are you”. Just a simple
gesture, showing that you are concerned, makes the people around you feel happy
and cared for.
Most
managers make the mistake of waiting for annual reviews when it comes to
judging the potential of their employees. The long wait for recognition makes
the performing employee impatient, making way for negativity which ultimately
results in reduced productivity. It’s recommended you do your best
to appreciate your employees as often as you can. This will boost morale,
invoking a positive environment and will help them to stay happy.




Be flexible
Running an office with a tight
schedule with no breaks may be a mistake and a factor in making employees
miserable. It takes guts to promote a flexible standard and the future demands
it. Flexible hours allow employees to have more
control on their work-life balance. It’s unfair to expect workers to
perform better if they are unable to give time to their families. For a happy
work-life balance, it is essential to allow workers to
have flexible working hours along mixed with short breaks. If the
employees are able to maintain a positive work-life balance and are able to
refresh their minds as often as they need, they will start loving their office
and spread the cheer around.
Promote organization
Disorganization exacerbates bad
feelings and clutters the mind. It is essential to remain organized to
promote a healthy workplace. Here are some ways to make it happen: Keep the floors
dry and clean to prevent falls, Ensure to clean the washrooms and floors with
disinfectants to prevent the spread of germs, maintain essential light
levels and sufficient availability of fresh air and ask your employees to
take care of their workspace.
Aayshya Jhunjhunwala and Vasundhara Mantri

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