Everyone hits bumps in the road with timing, budget, and overall satisfaction. This is especially true for small staff association leaders, who are already stretched on resources. But regardless of what's going on, every association leader still wants their members, volunteers and employees to be happy. Here are some great articles on how to make that happen!
Study: Prosocial employees are happier and more productive by Katie Bascuas
“Want to boost employee morale and performance? New research suggests one method might be allowing employees to spend their bonuses on charities or coworkers.”
10 ways to keep employees happy by Cristen Conger
“Whether the Dow soars or plummets, employers bear the burden of protecting their human capital. In addition to trimming the chaff, businesses must cultivate a satisfied, engaged workforce to succeed. Job satisfaction defends against daydreams of greener pastures, and engagement propels employees to perform above and beyond baseline expectations. In return, businesses profit from markedly higher customer satisfaction, lower turnover and greater returns on investments.”
5 Ways to show your members you love them by Martin Reed
*This article is a little old, initially published in 2007, but these are enduring lessons.
“In this article I will describe the five best ways of showing your members that you love them! Members who feel loved are more likely to stick around, get involved and become loyal, long term enthusiasts of your community.”
Richard Branson on Keeping Your Most Valued Employees Happy by Richard Branson
*An iconic CEO answers a very important question for any leader!
“The trick is to ensure that your staff feels empowered. As your team members grow into their jobs, give them real responsibilities: They'll respect you for it and do everything they can to rise to the challenge.”
5 Sure Ways to Manage a Happy and Productive Team by Veena Sidhu
“To grow a team that produces good work and runs like a well-oiled machine, a leader needs to see themselves not as “the boss”, but “the talent nurturer”.”
If you want to create a culture of happiness and fun in your association, download our free guide!