happy employees do their job better.
by: Sean Hancock of Recycled Minds
If you're not enjoying your job... Well you're not the only one... But if you're a boss and your employees aren't happy, odds are your half hearted team may also be less productive.
“If your employees aren't having fun, they're probably not performing at their highest level.” -inc.com
Employees actually want to enjoy their job, after all they spend more than a third of their days working…BUT…
the work invirnonment is all to often less than fun. And it doesn't need to be, simple things like stretches or improv exercises can help boost moral, and get energy up, and decrease the rate of turnover. One stunning fact is the majority of reasons why employees quit their job is actually under the control of the employer. In fact, any element of your current workplace, "culture" and environment, is the employee’s perception. for more on this check out the about.com article top 10 reasons employees quit their job.
“Unhappy Employees Outnumber Happy Ones By Two To One Worldwide”-forbes.com
"The vast majority, some 63%, are “not engaged,” meaning they are unhappy but not drastically so. In short, they’re checked out. They sleepwalk through their days, putting little energy into their work.
A full 24% are what Gallup calls “actively disengaged,” meaning they pretty much hate their jobs. They act out and undermine what their coworkers accomplish."
Job hatting isn't a laughing matter. Improv Comedy to the rescue?
How can you turn glum employees into fun ones ? Research shows that employees who know each other well, get along better and enjoy their work. Their quality of life improves in the workplace. So How can you improve the workplace on a budget and without giving employees more time away from their work? An enjoyable solution is integrating interactive improvisation games into the workweek. Many businesses and even business schools are using things like improvisation to increase communication, positive relationships, leadership skills, teamwork and boost moral.
"Improv teaches you how to think on your feet and how to react and adapt very quickly to unexpected events and things you may not have planned for," - Lakshmi Balachandra to CNN (Balachandra is an Instructor of Improvisational Leadership at MIT Sloan School of Management and is a guest lecturer for advanced negotiation students at Harvard Business School.
If you're in need of a more enjoyable job. Perhaps you need a dose of improv.