10 Tips for Boosting Employee Engagement and Creating a Happy Workplace

by Kelly Barcelos

Mind-blowing fact: the happier your employees are, the more successful your company is.

Happy employees are more creative, innovative, and dedicated than their unhappy counterparts. They’re also more likely to stick around.

Sound too good to be true? Many studies and workplace reports find that employee happiness has a direct correlation to your business’s bottom line.

In particular, a study cited by Harvard Business Review is part of a growing body of research about the benefits of a positive organizational environment on employers, employees, and the bottom line.

Consider, too, the cost of disengagement. HBR explains that employee “engagement in work—which is associated with feeling valued, secure, supported, and respected—is generally negatively associated with a high-stress, cutthroat culture.”

Going further, the research explains that disengaged workers had…

  • 37% higher absenteeism
  • 49% more accidents
  • 60% more errors and defects

Now that sounds like it could get expensive.

When you couple the benefits of having a happy workplace with the overall improvement to your coworkers’ lives, making conscious upgrades to your culture is a no-brainer. And having a positive work culture only supplements your company’s employer brand.

I’ve laid out the Top 10 tips for taking your workplace vibes to soaring heights.