In my opinion, being a good employer is the number one thing to having healthy and positive employees. My mom is the executive director of our synagogue, so she is basically in charge of every that works in the building, including the maintenance staff. Rather than just relying on her staff and just giving them orders, she has a much more personal relationship with each and everyone and I think that makes all the difference. She invites them all over to our house every year for a home cooked meal, and in return they are willing to do anything she asks. The head of the maintenance team even helps us out by watching out puppy and driving my sister to and from the airport when she visits. Do you think this would be the case if she treated them more like subordinates rather than respect them the way she does? I definitely don’t.
Immediately when reading this weeks prompt, the first company that popped into my mind was Google. From management 101 my freshman year, I learned how extravagant the Google campus is and how employees are much happier working when they know that everything they could possibly need is within arms reach. As listed here in this article, Google employees are offered services such as childcare, fitness equipment, hair salons, and many more. When people have less to worry about at home, it makes sense that they would have more time to work, and do a better job. So yes, I do think that having benefits from good employers will have a positive impact on employees.