There’s a link between high-performing staff and happiness at work. Happy staff contribute more, share creative ideas, and tend to be friendly with members. Here’s how to boost happiness in your offices.
Discover your association’s why
How is your association saving the world? Generally, we spend more time focusing on our whats than the why. Putting on a conference or expo is a what. Writing the annual benchmarking report is a what. Providing more college-age students with access to an education is a why. Eliminating harmful pesticides is a why. Discovering your why will boost the meaning staff find in their work. Associations Now recently published a short article about the benefits of finding your association’s why.
Rally around a common goal
Do you have a significant innovation goal? Will this be the year we boost member engagement? Or maybe it is time to focus on value? Settle on a big goal for the association and find ways to get all staff involved. Unifying goals help align departments and break down silos.
Solve interesting problems
How do we raise member retention? That’s a worthwhile problem to solve and appeals to each staff member’s logical brain. And engage their creative, emotional mind by asking questions like, how do we want members to feel after each interaction with the association? How do we move high potential members up the engagement ladder? What are the emotional benefits that our members receive from interacting with our association? Make sure to focus staff on solving both the logical and emotional sides of each problem.
Overall, get curious and be happy!