Here are some top tips to boost your workplace productivity by boosting happiness:
Whether you are a new company set up at IFZA or an established business, employing – and keeping – good people is one of the most important decisions that have huge impact on your long-term survival.
A recent study confirms that when employees are happier at work,
- 85% say they take more initiative
- 73% say they are better collaborators
- 48% care more about what they do
Effective leaders who understand the relationship between higher levels of engagement, happiness, and productivity encourages your company to move in the right direction – and have people feel good about it.
Giving your staff special extras is something that can make them feel valued, keep them motivated and increase productivity – and it doesn’t have to put a dent on your company’s budget.
There are many options to keep your employees contented, satisfied and productive. Here are a few ideas from IFZA HR that could have a huge positive impact:
INVEST IN LEARNING
The professional environment has undergone rapid changes within our generation. Investing in building both technical and soft skills of your people ensures that you and your staff work and relate efficiently. For example, IFZA has established the IFZA Academy for Training, the first and only institution of its kind, to provide world-class training to IFZA Employees and Professional Partners not only on Free Zone related knowledge, but also on broader business skills as well.
PROVIDE SPACE TO DECOMPRESS
Creating an area for your staff to relax allows them to take a few minutes to rest and decompress. It also helps them bond with other employees. If space is an issue, you can simply set aside an area for games or comfortable seating. Employees and tenants at the IFZA Free Zone in Dubai have the option of indoor or outdoor social areas to recharge in the middle of their busy days.
TREAT YOUR TEAM
Small team events around food – from delivery of fruits to team meals – create not only opportunities to feed and motivate staff but also encourage conversations about healthy eating. At the IFZA Headquarters, the IFZA HR, Client Experience and Events teams host employee engagements that include staff breakfast events, ice cream days, monthly birthday celebrations and special events that team members look forward to.
WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD
Giving back to the community is more than just good PR, it provides employees opportunities to work together in a completely different way and gives them another feeling of greater purpose to their job. Through IFZA Cares – our official corporate social responsibility arm – members of the IFZA Free Zone community are given numerous opportunities to contribute to the UAE’s wider social, environmental, and economic welfare.
Investing in employee wellbeing is important for business success. Companies that see the most return on investment are those that offer mental, social, and physical wellbeing support across all levels of the organization.