We often have the tendency to think that retaining excellent staff members is all about the money. While money is important research shows that to many employees it is not everything. Working in a positive team environment is just as important to many people as the salary they make.
Does your company encourage and support strong and healthy connections between staff members?
Do your employees have good relationships with each other, are they able to connect with one another, and with the purpose of your business? If you answered yes kudos to you! As human beings we need to think, work and create with the people we spend so much time with on a daily basis.
If you have ever had to work with someone that you didn't get along with you will probably remember the feeling of dread each work day morning as you thought about what the day might bring. Conflict, tension and frustration are often present within organizations where staff members do not have a healthy work connection.
On the other hand, if you have had the pleasure of working with a cooperative and collaborative team, your experience would be one of satisfaction, creativity and accomplishment.
As an employer you can encourage healthy connections and you don't have to spend a lot of money to do it! Try these suggestions: