Kristen Davis, Client Services Rep., and Shandi Maddox, Marketing Assistant of Controlled Release Technologies, Inc., a research, development and manufacturing firm based in Shelby, North Carolina. CRT is an IFMA CSP, an EnergyStar Partner and manufacturer of independently-certified Green products for HVAC maintenance. Since 1986, CRT has been creating leading edge HVAC maintenance products that have become industry standards, used in thousands of commercial buildings world-wide. CRT employees are members of BOMA, ASHRAE, ASHE and the American Chemical Society. www.cleanac.com
Tips From “The Girls”: Uplift, Encourage, Appreciate, and Be Thankful!
Recently, I received an email from one of my Distributors. Keep in mind this was not just any email, this email was the best of the best! The emails of all emails! Who knew that five short simple words could change my day as well as CRT’s day.
Stay with me as I share some statistics from an article on Forbes website entitled, “A Happy Employee is More Productive.”
After conducting surveys, filling out questionnaires and compiling results, Forbes and Pryce-Jones proved that happiness has a large advantage over unhappiness. They found that happier employees are 180% more energized, 155% happier with their job, 150% happier with their life, and 50% more motivated! Not only that, but happy employees are 50% more productive.
They also found that less happier employees only spend 40% of their entire work week actually working. Yikes! If an employee is wasting 60% of their time, they are actually only working two days during the week, but still getting paid for five. Happy workers spend 80% of the work week actually working, and not only working, but being more productive, taking less “sick” days, achieving goals, being creative, solving problems, and expanding business.
That leads me to ask the following questions:
To The Manager – Are you the “scrooge” of your company? Are you making it easy for your employees? Do you have a happy work environment? Are you encouraging and helpful? Do you applaud the good that your employees do? Are you cheering on and being helpful? Do you see your employees getting along?
To The Employees – Are you cheering on your co-workers? Are you making it easy for others to work with you? Are you doing all that you can for your client? Do you compliment your vendors, your clients, and your co-workers on their hard work and efforts? Are you applauding yourself for the goals you accomplish? Are you thankful for the help you receive from upper management?
I now realize in many of my past employments I was unhappy. I would go so far as to say there was at least one issue a day between co-workers. Business doesn’t thrive when you can’t get along. Everyone needs to be in-sync and working together for one common purpose. Be the company that succeeds in business by being thankful, encouraging, uplifting, and most of all by being happy!
The email I mentioned earlier was from Robert Smith at Nova Tech International. It simply said: “Kristen, you are the best. =)” Robert is always extremely nice and appreciative of the small things I do. When I asked if I could use his email to write this blog, his said he would be honored. It doesn’t get much better than that! Everyone can learn something from just those few words Robert sent my way, as it only took him five seconds to turn around my day.
Are you up to the challenge of complimenting your boss, co-workers, clients, and vendors? Go create a happy environment in your work place and in your life and see how far it takes you. Let me know in the comments section below of any successes you’d like to share.