HR departments frequently contemplate how best to motivate employees, with many an initiative or scheme rolled out at great expense.
But sometimes it’s the little gestures that matter; over two-thirds of workers say that they are made happy by goodwill gestures from their colleagues, according to a survey of over 1,100 workers by CV-Library.
91.9% of respondents also believe that these gestures help them to build relationships with co-workers, and 90.5% said that these gestures make the workplace a more enjoyable place to be.
Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director of CV-Library, comments: “Work can be extremely stressful, but it’s clear from our findings that small gestures can help to alleviate pressures and brighten an employees’ working day. Whether that’s lending a helping hand, offering a shoulder to cry on, or simply making a colleague a cup of tea; these acts of goodwill can go some way to making an employee feel happier and more confident about tackling their day-to-day workload. Encouraging this culture in your workplace can help to boost morale, improve staff wellbeing and ultimately, help with overall productivity.
“As we’re now entering the festive season, it’s a great time to think about what more you could be doing for your employees and the best practice attitude and behaviours that you should be promoting. We all appreciate these kind acts when they happen to us, so why not take the steps to brighten your workers’ day this December: Christmas is all about giving, after all!”
Top goodwill gestures that make workers happy can be seen on the next page...