The importance of teamwork, social events and company culture for workplace happiness
Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:35:04 PM

Savviest employers across the world strongly admit that the success of a productive business lies in having a happy workforce. This factor ultimately prompts them to invest more effort and time in understanding what keeps their workforce happy. Why should their people love their respective job roles? What do their employees want their workplace to be like? Employers should not only understand but also act on them. It will ultimately assist them in taking problems related to workforce motivation and workforce morale in their stride, hassle freely.

A competitive pay package and benefits hold immense relevance to ensuring employee happiness. They’re; however, not sufficient. Increasingly, today’s talent is placing an enhanced value on many other things, including work flexibility, employee well-being programs, working conditions, career advancement, collaboration, team spirit, and so on.

The human era of today’s workforce has already begun. The best workplaces are now providing an appropriate ground for their employees to grow and give their best. Further, some organizations have gone a step ahead to provide their people with flexibility as well as autonomy about how and where they want to work. And their work culture hinges on both trust and growth.

Especially in today’s time, flexibility holds special importance. It is all about an employee’s ability to take care of his/her work optimally and manage his/her personal lives. Taking this factor into consideration, Pepsico came up with a refreshed flexible working philosophy in 2015 in the UK, which gained popularity among its employees. According to Miriam Ort, vice president as well as HR head, PepsiCo UK and Ireland, the company’s employees provide valuable feedback that they appreciate this flexibility.

Keeping employees’ happy quotient always up in the workplace should be the basic aim of every organization, as it can lead to some noticeable changes in an organization’s values. Many organizations shed light on embracing empathy as their main personality trait. It results in the creation of a great working culture and provides a huge scope for professional and personal enhancement.

Although maximizing employees’ happiness and engagement falls under the purview of an organization’s management, the HR and talent management teams play an equally significant role here, especially when it comes to recruiting talent, creating teams, preparing future leaders, and most importantly, influencing the company’s culture.

No doubt, HR and talent acquisition teams leave a great influence on the organizational culture and employee satisfaction. And who can deny the fact that team-building activities, social events, and a nice office environment play a crucial role in imbibing happiness and a community spirit in colleagues and team members.