People Perform Better When They’re Happy

It goes without saying people perform better when they’re happy. But it’s often the simple things that are most overlooked in the workplace and when people feel undervalued stress sets in and it can wreak havoc on a morale. Newer startups tend to put more emphasis on culture and environment at work, while more traditional companies have not adjusted their expectations and structure to meet the demands and needs of their staff. It’s not to say that all newer companies are hitting the mark when it comes to giving their employees freedom to be creative and aid them in creating communities. Occasionally, we hear of management struggling to lead by example as they are feeling the pressure of their job roles to hit targets and meet deadlines and so motivation and mood decline when they put the focus on what company heads deem most important. So how do you break the cycle and help your team unlock their passion and joy at work? Cultivating Passion In today’s economy there’s no doubt that many people lose passion for their work but in many companies losing passion and a drop in performance can quickly mean reviews, probation and job cuts when employers believe they can easily find a fresh replacement ready to unleash their creativity and do their best work. Changing the pattern can be hard, but thankfully there are many different ways to rekindle your passion – check out a few of them here. Fun aids Function Many companies are wary of having employees go on team building days if they don’t think there’s anything “valuable” being taught, even though...