Heard the expression "you catch more flies with honey than vinegar"? It rings true also in getting things done in the office. Happy employees are productive employees. Happier employees lead to much higher employee retention rates that, in turn, keeps clients more content, and signed up longer and ensure your profits and signed on clients stay as high as possible at all times. It doesn't matter if you employ 5 or 500 people, the key to success is a happy and non hostile work enviroment.
Making your office a happy place doesn't mean you stop enforcing rules or running your business as a business, it simply means you allow people to contribute more at work while you also focus on their welfare.
Here are five aspects of the culture of a very successful social media company "Likeable" that in the cofounder's words "contributed directly to the company's hyper growth...