The weak economy and tight job market has left many workers feeling a bit down in the dumps about their employers.
Luckily for you bosses out there, our readers have plenty of suggestions for improving employee morale, and productivity.
Tip No. 1: Turn the supply closet into a napping room – or at least look the other way when you see one of your employees taking a short snooze on the keyboard.
More than 80 percent of Life Inc. readers told us that they think a short nap would make them a better worker. Some said they are already taking matters into their own hands by sneaking out for a short siesta or just sleeping with their eyes open.
“I'm snoozing right now as I type! :-)” one reader wrote.
Tip No. 2: Give those folks a raise!
OK, so this one may not be so easy to implement given the current economic uncertainty. But a post showing that some workers may get a small raise next year got many of our readers talking. More than four in 10 said that they’d been told budgets were too tight to increase salaries, although many said they were grateful just to have work.
Tip No. 3: Let them eat lunch!
Many workers are working harder because of the weak economy, and that can leave little time for things like a lunch break. About six in 10 readers told us they always eat lunch at their desk instead of taking a lunch break.
“Lunch and break: two words that are NEVER used together in my office. I eat when I can, where I can,” one reader wrote.