Since the invention of the office, business leaders have searched for the secret to employee happiness. Why? While, not synonymous, happiness is a powerful driver of employee engagement. In fact, studies have shown that happy employees make the most productive employees. With visions of employees skipping into work on Monday mornings, companies have been experimenting with different strategies to find what works. For many, the concept of “employee happiness” seems like an unachievable organizational goal. But it doesn’t have to be.
Encouraging high employee retention can be one of the most effective and powerful ways to ensure the success of a business. Not only do businesses with high retention save on hiring and training costs, but company leadership at all levels can take assurance in a familiar, seasoned, and dedicated staff that is fully prepared to evolve with the company. According to multiple studies, businesses that employ strategies to improve employee engagement can also garner dramatic improvements in productivity and performance.
Welcome to the AWE Blog. What the heck is AWE? I’m glad you asked, because it’s pretty awesome. AWE stands for the Association of Workplace Engagement, and is an organization whose mission is to help companies create unique, vibrant and inspiring workspaces that promote high levels of employee engagement, wellness, and productivity. We like to call these workspaces Awesome Offices.