Happy employees are the most productive ones!
They say that if only we pay workers enough, they’ll be productive. Recent research hints there’s a link between employees’ happiness and their productivity at work. A California-based company CEO tested if there was any truth to it—and already seeing the payoff.
Mark Douglas, CEO of California-based Company SteelHouse, has made headlines after his way of making loyal and productive employees was revealed. Apparently, he gives each employee vacation time—but with a bonus. Each employee is given $2000 spending money, and it is up to them if they one to use it one-time-big-time, or to use it in small amounts.
Mark strongly believes that happy employees are loyal and productive employees. “It’s one thing to say, ‘You have three weeks vacation,’ like most companies do,” he told Business Insider. “It’s another thing to say, ‘You have cash, and if you don’t go on vacation and spend this money, the money literally goes to waste.’ It’s another level of saying this is real.”
Does it work? Well, it does for Mark’s company! In the last three years, only three out of 250 employees have left the company for work-related reasons