As someone who enjoys spending time in the kitchen, cooking up elaborate Sunday dinners and holiday meals, I also have a ton of appreciation for simple, no nonsense recipes.
With that in mind, here is a quick recipe to employee fulfillment with just four simple ingredients:
Don’t let a good deed go unnoticed. Something as simple as a “good job” or “keep it up” can have a profound impact on future performance. To have an even greater impact, consider how each employee responds to different praise and tailor your message accordingly.
Employees want to know they’re going somewhere; that their current position isn’t a dead end. Share with your employee how specific results can lead to specific advancements or rewards. Make their path to success that much more attainable by being transparent.
Your employees are first and foremost parents, wives, husbands, sons, daughters, etc. Encouraging your employees to seek a healthy balance of work and life is one thing, actually giving them opportunities to enjoy that balance is another. This could include out-of-work family socials, incentives for extra time off, etc.
Giving your employees autonomy to make their own decisions demonstrates a high level of trust — if you don’t trust them, why did you hire them in the first place? Autonomy will work to your advantage in the long-term, as employees will become better equipped to make decisions on their own.
For more on autonomy, check out: 5 Ways to Empower Employees with Greater Autonomy
There you have it! Didn’t I say that would be easy?
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