Keeping your company’s employees incentivized is key for the business to run smoothly. The greater the incentive, the greater the productivity and the better the results on the part of the employees.
In this article we will review some essential tips to improve the incentive of your employees and their commitment to the company. We base ourselves on the actions taken by the main tech companies in the market, such as Google or Amazon, also leaders in human resources and innovation.
There is always time to show gratitude
Positive energy is something that must be created. A good mood is essential for an employee to be predisposed to work with more enthusiasm. And a good way to improve their good mood is as simple as thanking them for their work and showing gratitude for the dedication they show to the company.
Acknowledging the work of others is the key to increasing the employee’s confidence and productivity.
Don’t spare equipment costs
In addition to a good atmosphere in an airy and bright office, your employees should have the best equipment at their disposal. No uncomfortable screens or cheap chairs. Good equipment for your employee is essential for their comfort, and their comfort is another important step in improving their productivity.
For this reason, when it comes to remote work, you should also make sure that your employee has the best equipment to work with.
Offer vacation days in exchange for extra effort
Employees don’t usually mind working overtime as long as they are properly rewarded. One of the best ways to reward those after-hours efforts that take time out of your employees’ personal lives is to give them extra vacation days.
So, after X hours of work, the company offers an extra vacation day, which is always an interesting incentive.
Offer double breaks
Within the company’s conventional schedule, even if it is flexible, there are times to rest, such as lunchtime, which are almost sacred. An interesting action for your employees to have more and better incentives at work is to offer some days in which the entrance can be later, or the breaks can last twice as long.
Another interesting action: try to reduce Fridays to half days. A lighter end of the week always improves the quality of life of the employee, who can face the weekend more relaxed.
Allow freedom of dress
In many traditional companies, it is customary to have a certain dress code. But being open in this regard seems to be an interesting incentive for employees. Freedom in dress and in the representation of one’s status is key for employees to feel comfortable in their position and to be more productive.
Shake up the hierarchy
It is clear that every company has its leaders and its “bosses”, but it is not bad from time to time to reverse the hierarchies and create spaces where employees can contribute ideas and also lead their own projects within the company “in the role of leaders”.
Allowing such opportunities always boosts employee morale and confidence in their own work. It also strengthens them and builds loyalty by allowing them to be leaders themselves in some area or project.