Surprising Signs Your Employees Feel Undervalued

Surprising Signs Your Employees Feel Undervalued on

You may not even realize that your staff is feeling a little unappreciated


You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again—employees matter, a lot. In fact, employee satisfaction was once something that could slip under the giant corporation radar, but with smaller businesses and startups emerging in various industries, the workplace culture battle is heating up. And that’s not a battle you want to lose. Putting your employee’s happiness on a pedestal is crucial in offering workers an atmosphere that will make them want to stick around.

You can’t change your workplace for the better if you don’t realize that there’s a problem in the first place. Not sure what your workers are trying to tell you? These signs show it may be time to focus on your personnel:

1. Sluggish work production

We’ve all been there. Work is dragging by, the clock never seems to move, and it feels as if you just can’t get anything done. Slow and steady doesn’t always win the race — especially when it comes to the workplace. As an employer, you might find yourself concerned if your employee’s tasks being taking way longer than anticipated.

2. Lack of inspiration

Your ultimate goals regarding the company might not be everyone’s same dream, but they should be (at least) somewhat excited about your mission. In order to sustain a successful environment, your employees need to be inspired to make a difference in the office and to continue working toward business goals. When you have workers that go from fruitfully producing ideas to coming up empty in meetings, it might be a cause for concern—they’re running low on creativity, or they’re mentally checked out; neither is good.

3. They approach you about company benefits

Your employees probably spend more of their waking hours in your establishment than they do at home with their families or friends. That’s why benefits and amenities are making a big comeback these days.

Your employees want to be greeted by more than a gray-walled cubicle and harsh fluorescent lighting. Give them something to be excited about. Offering benefits and incentives will add a sense of security within your organization.

If you really want them producing great work, show them their value

Treat your team to group outings. This could be as simple as going to the local skating rink together, or having lunch out on a Friday afternoon.

Keep it in the office. Treating workers to surprises right in the office is an even better way to brighten their day. Sure, it might take away from a few hours of productivity, but it is well worth the benefit. Go ahead—host a surprise Ping-Pong competition on a Wednesday afternoon and follow up with an ice cream party. Whether it’s for a birthday or just for fun, it’s going to be a great bonding experience.

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