How any business can raise its staff’s workplace satisfaction

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By Henry Brown

Workplace satisfaction is an essential, yet vague resource to create in your small business. It cannot be sold by throwing money at the problem. What works for one employee may not work for another. Furthermore, it’s hard to make a decision to move forward and secure this result intentionally, as you can’t push around the emotions of those working for you like that. No matter how much time you invest in the problem, their opinion will be their opinion. Even your best worker may have dreams of acting in Broadway, and there’s not much you can do about that.

However, you can make sure that the workplace is comfortable and conducive to productivity, and that you respect those who staff it. This will go a long way in helping them feel more comfortable within your premises or even outside of it, and that can help reduce staff turnover immensely.

First a word of warning: Beware of turning your office space into ‘the family’ or to be overly patronizing about forging connections with one another. This is a workplace, at the end of the day, and no one would staff it if they weren’t being paid.

However, the following advice can truly help you in this endeavor:

Give them what they need

Give your staff what they need to operate properly within your field. It’s not their responsibility to staff your workshop, office or premises with the tools they need to succeed, that’s yours. This can be found in the little things, from stocking the best Metrology Parts to providing them with devices for compatible and organized remote work, especially in these times. Give your staff what they need.

Keep the highest of standards

It may seem that staff wish to only do the bare minimum and get paid all the same, but that’s not true. Staff, overwhelmingly, wish to flex their creative talent and feel stimulated in the work they do. Any chump can sit around in an office and pretend they’re doing something, but provide your staff with upward momentum, a means to prove their potential, and regular training or placements, and you’ll motivate them thoroughly. It also counts to keep the highest of standards from top to bottom, because this will motivate your staff to hold pride in your brand, and their part in it.

Common areas & utilities

Give your staff time to unwind at lunch, or utilities they can make use of with pride. It sounds simple, but the measure of a great business isn’t always found in its bottom line, but rather how clean and put-together its washroom facilities are. This dedication to standards and investment in the working experience of your staff, many of which will spend at around a quarter of their lives in your premises (or working in businesses like it), means that these locations are worth your attention and investment. Utilities matter.

With this advice, we hope you can more easily raise its staff’s workplace satisfaction.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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