Loving our job can bring a large amount of positive energy and improve our life in a meaningful way. But, according to statistics, less than 30% of employees really love their jobs. Working in a corporation can easily become a routine that turns into a state of apathy, a kind of zombie-like state of on-the-job sleepwalking. This apathy at work is reflected in every company’s profit. It is a well known fact that a half-hearted effort at work will never foster performance or excellence. Loving our job is the premise to achieve success, whatever our professional field may be. Employers are aware of this fact, this is why they are eager to implement change, at any cost. In this attempt, human resources staff strive to create a more emotionally committed environment for the employees, no matter if they are old or new. Stimulating our emotional resources is a great strategy to foster productivity ans involvement at work. Here are two ways to stimulate employees’ emotional resources, in order to create the right environment at work:
Give them time to set their priorities in a constructive way
Setting priorities in our lives and stopping pouring ourselves into our jobs is the first step to follow in order to put our career on the right track. A life of well-being leads to a healthy career, since there is no need to leave our life and soul behind when we go to work. On the contrary, we should let ourselves go with emotions and feel just as vital at work as we do outside of work. A large amount of positive emotions is a consequence of the relationships we develop at work. More money and more leisure time pale in comparison with the positive vibes of some strong human connections.
Making fast friends at work
Even if it is a proven fact that strangers can quickly bond and form close friendships, it seems like our workplaces are not exactly the best environments for creating new friends. Competition between colleagues, stress, frequent evaluations and boring daily tasks are not in measure to foster human connections. A new friend will always be a great achievement, that is why employers should encourage an emotional environment at work, given the benefits of these connections for the company. Disclosing non workplace topics and making more time to talk with our colleagues will encourage new friendships at work. New employees must be stimulated to rapidly establish relationships with coworkers. Once the employees become friends, they are more likely to help each other at work, thus their motivations deepen, which substantially increases their productivity and their collaborative skills.