In these times of constant activity, managers and teams are focused on completing a myriad of projects and tasks that the indications of discontent are neglected or missed.
Leaders who focus on the happiness of employees, as well as efficiency and bottom-line results, gain a competitive edge. Engaged employees are happy employees.
Here are ten indicators that your employees aren’t happy:
#1 The problem is that there is a deficiency of energy
The key to energy is the success of any organization. When there’s an energy that is palpable throughout an organization, it’s like”buzz” where everyone is keen to participate and share ideas, eager to contribute ideas, and eager to share. If there is a deficiency of enthusiasm, it is a sign of apathy.
#2 – There’s an impression that everyone is going by the rules’
Employees who are unhappy arrive with the attitude of doing their job and performing their best to maintain their job.
#3 – There isn’t creativity or ingenuity.
Studies have proven that creativity can boost the energy and synergy of the team. If a business does not concentrate on innovation, it can create a dull and unmotivated vibe for the business.
#4 – The turnover rate is higher—level of turnover.
Employees don’t quit their jobs; they just quit their bosses. Many unhappy employees cite the person they were working on behalf of as the primary reason why they needed to quit.
#5 – There’s an increase in absenteeism.
Employees who are unhappy do not like a workplace that doesn’t offer growth, recognition, and opportunities. If employees are more absent from work, it’s due to the absence of motivation to be in the workplace – they’re no longer motivated.
#6 – Employee surveys are the same with no change
This means that as a society, you could conduct surveys for employees, but you do nothing regarding the feedback you receive from employees. Thus, the message to employees is that “nothing will change.”
#7 – You’re having an issue attracting fresh talent
If a business doesn’t have a culture that encourages innovation, growth, energy, and inspiration, it’s challenging to attract new talent. Unhappy employees result in a culture of stagnation and a lack of desire to develop.
#8 – Your managers ‘blame your employees’ for the absence of performance
If this happens within your company, it indicates that your business requires training in leadership that focuses on the leadership that is needed to ensure the success of your business in the future. Great leaders make happy employees.
9 – The employees don’t focus on the satisfaction of your customers
If you have employees who do not provide top-quality customer service, it’s because they’re unhappy. Something is missing – that employee might require either coaching or training or both.
#10 – Your business isn’t growing as quickly as it could
In general, stagnant growth suggests that something is “off-track within the culture. Finding the source of the issue is the focus on having satisfied employees (your staff), which, in turn, generates happy customers outside.
Future of Work relies on placing a greater emphasis on sharing, and sharing is the key to satisfaction and engagement.