In a popular study about cows that were called by their name and treated like individuals, produced on average 500 pints more milk than cows outside the study. That’s a 3.5% increase. Cabot cheese is using this study in their marketing; happy cows produce better tasting cheese.
New research is proving that productivity increases with happy employees, even in corporate business. Happy employees enjoy coming to work, use more of their skills, are willing to learn new things, except change easier and don’t move to other companies as often. Increased productivity improves the bottom line.
How can you use this?
Start leading your team or department differently. The heart of business is people. Get to know them and start treating your employees or customers with the respect they deserve. Take a few extra minutes and connect with others. Pass out compliments like they’re going out of style. The words please and thank you go a long long way.
Let me know how this one tip changes you and your team.