Men and women have diverse requirements when they think of a ‘happy workplace’. The idea of any workplace to be 100% perfect is kind of surreal. But as an entrepreneur, it is imperative that you take care of basic and common needs to keep both your employees, men and women happy at your workplace. Whether you are a large organization or a startup, there are a few things that can be done to keep both genders content. Here are 4 top tips to keep both genders happy at work.
#1 Personal Development
Just because your employees are working for you doesn’t mean they can’t pursue their real goal or dream. Encourage your employees to pursue personal and professional development. Your liberal and open-mindedness will not only make them more productive and happy but you’ll also gain their trust.
#2 Let Them Work As They Like
One big problem that most employers possess is the need to keep an eye on every move of his/her employees. This is a huge turn-off for both male and female employees. This not only makes them uncomfortable but also makes them feel that you don’t trust them enough to complete the job in the first place. This is one of the top reasons why employees think of quitting their jobs. Trust your employees and let them work the way they want, as long as they get the job done on time. Giving employees the liberation to work as they like, is a great way to stay happy at work. On a dull day, an employee should be allowed to work from home where he/she feels most comfortable while spending some personal time too. Everyone like a little bit of change every once in a while.
#3 Realize That They Need a Career and Their Family
Striving to make a name in the business world doesn’t mean employees will completely forget their families. While it’s very necessary to keep a strong and healthy balance between work and family, it is not right to deprive them of being present at special family moments. Listen and pay attention to your employees’ needs and understand that just like you, family comes first for everyone.
#4 Reward Them Equally
When it comes to rewards and recognition, most organizations give slightly more priority to male employees which obviously DE-motivates the opposite gender. This can cause an imbalance and unhappiness within employees without your realization. Treat both your genders equally. Give them equal attention and make them both feel comfortable in the workspace. Keep a strong communication circle among your teams and occasionally be pro-active with regards to inquiring them about their needs and how they feel working there.
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