We all know that happy employees are more motivated and productive. But there are other reasons for keeping your employees happy. When employees are unhappy, it can cause permanent harm to their health. Here are some ways happier employees are healthier:
Happy Employees Get Better Sleep
If your employees are unhappy with their work, they are more likely to get less sleep and/or have poor sleep quality. Dissatisfied employees also have less energy in general. On the other hand, happy employees have better energy and focus. They are also more likely to be adventurous, positive, and get better sleep.
Happy Employees Take Less Sick Days
There are many health benefits that come from being happy, and if employees are happy at work, those benefits increase. Happy employees might be getting sick less often than those who are unhappy. That, or they’re simply more likely to show up for work. Either way it increases the productivity in your company.
Happy Employees Might Live Longer
Even though work satisfaction improving life-span hasn’t been proved, there are many studies to prove that overall happiness can increase how long you live. Making your employees happy might be saving their life, or at least, a couple of years of it.
To give your employees these benefits, try creating reward programs and give plenty of recognition and positive feedback. You can also survey your employees to see how happy they are currently, and what they want to see improved in the future. Take action to make your workplace a happier place to be.