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Employee engagement:
The heartbeat of organizational success

Employee happiness is kinda our ‘thing’, at Corporate Rebels. Our motto is ‘make work more fun’ for a reason! Because why shouldn’t it be?

Estimates suggest that we spend one-third of our lives at work. Most of us have to work, to pay our bills. But a salary is not the only thing we get out of it. Satisfaction, development, and contribution to society are important for most people as well. So let’s look into employee happiness, why it’s indispensable, and how to improve it.

Learn about crucial factors of how to improve your employees' happiness.

Employee turnover
Open door, but happy employees stay longer with an organization. Especially when there is plenty of room for personal growth. High turnover rates are more than just a numerical concern. They're a reflection of your employees' happiness and well-being. Take turnover seriously.
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Employee retention
Employee retention is the bedrock of a stable and productive workforce. Fostering an environment that encourages longevity ensures that your organization engages experienced and skilled professionals. Retention can be improved by creating a happy workplace culture...
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Employee engagement
Employee engagement is all about workplace dynamics. It's not just a buzzword; it's the heartbeat of thriving organizations. It goes beyond merely keeping staff on board; it's about fostering a workplace where individuals are emotionally committed to their roles and the organization's goals.
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Employee motivation
When we talk about employee motivation, the focus shifts to understanding the core of workplace performance. It's not just about going through the motions. It's about igniting the passion that fuels results. This involves understanding what inspires each team member...
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Employer branding
For organizations, it's not just about the products or services they offer. Employer branding is about the reputation they build as workplaces. Employer branding is essentially the narrative that communicates the experience of working for a specific organization.
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How disengaged employees harm your business

According to a study conducted by the Queen’s School of Business and Gallup, the impact of disengaged workers is not inconsequential. They register 37% higher absenteeism, 49% more accidents, and 60% more errors and defects compared to their engaged counterparts. Moreover, Gallup's research highlights a concerning trend with 82% of managers found to be miscast in their roles, a likely catalyst for employee disengagement.

Getting and keeping motivated employees: what to look at?

Of course, we can’t give you a one-size-fits-all formula for happy and engaged employees. But we can give you the tools to improve it within your organization or team. However, we have accessible courses that you can follow whenever you want, at your own pace. We also have a supportive community to learn from. Learn how to transform your organization, to get the best out of people. Or change the way you hold meetings. How often could a meeting actually have been an email (and could you have saved the team time and annoyance. Nothing kills innovation more than uninspiring meetings).

Why are happy employees important?

Happy employees are the backbone of organizational success. In fact, studies reveal a direct link between employee happiness and a whopping 20% increase in overall productivity. Sales teams experience an even bigger boost, with happiness bumping up sales by 37%.

But it's not just about the numbers. It's about valuing individuals. The good news: positivity seems to be infectious.

According to Patrick Lencioni (writer of ‘The truth about employee engagement’), workplace happiness means employees are seen for who they are, engaged in meaningful work, and make continual progress. Within that, there is a delicate balance between material comforts and genuine well-being.

Happy employees help your business. They innovate and make it grow.

You could also turn it around. Would unsatisfied teams harm your business? As a matter of fact, they do.

So how do you do it, make work more fun for employees?

Well, that is the million-dollar question. We are trying to piece together parts of the answer to that question. It would be too easy to be able to answer it in one paragraph.

However, there are some very basic things you could start with. In any organization. Happiness is not something you can put off. Talent will walk out. So start small, and preferably today.

Foster meaningful relationships

Recognize the impact of personal relationships on workplace satisfaction. According to Harvard Business Review, close work friendships elevate employee satisfaction by 50%, and those with a best friend at work are seven times more likely to be fully engaged.

Build teams that nurture good relationships. Good people often attract other good people, so there’s a win. By fostering meaningful connections, you create a workplace culture that thrives on collaboration and shared success.

Take control of happiness

While genetics and life circumstances influence happiness, Sonia Lyubomirsky's insights in ‘The How of Happiness’ emphasize that individuals still control about 40% of their own happiness. Encourage a sense of responsibility for personal happiness within your team.

How? Ask your team. By investing in initiatives that support mental and physical health, you not only enhance individual happiness but also contribute to a workplace environment where each team member is empowered, and ready to thrive.

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