I truly believe every leader would like to have a great workplace where the people are happy and motivated to do their job's and beyond. As a starting point to check if you have the make up in your hotel to accomplish this goal review below and ask yourself if your team would truthfully say they have all this. If not, then you have a great place to start.
First of all you need to look at fairness. There are few things that are more crusial to avoid unhappiness than ensuring you have a fair structure.
Does all your employees have:
- Fair treatment & conditions
- Salaries reflecting the work done
- Fair scheduling & work hours
If you have the above covered - well done! This is a great start on the road to a happier workplace. Now that you comfortable that this is in place - remember to tell your teams. Announce in meetings, remind people through posters, in their payslip etc. There are lots of fun ways to share what you are doing for your people.
To go from a fair and satisfied work environment to a happy workplace you need to start looking at the more "fluffy items" that are related to feelings.
Happiness at work is all about the feeling people get when they are thinking about work, talking about work and doing the work. This can't be measured in itself (so please don't try as it can easily have the opposite effect) however there are many things you can look at that will indicate a happy workplace.
Ask yourself and then ask your management team and the employees
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My passions are managing and improving the results of hotels through employee centered processes. My motto: "Put your employees first and the rest will follow. Don't just say it - show it through the actions that you take".