What happens if you don’t invest in your team?

A post going around social media this week caught our eye. The post reads:

CFO asks the CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave?”

CEO: “What happens if we don’t and they stay?”

We love this post and it’s probably easy to figure out where we fall on the spectrum between the CFO and the CEO.

At MH Training Group, we firmly believe that investing in your employees is the only move that makes sense for smart businesses. It’s been demonstrated time and time again that happier, more engaged employees are more likely to stay with a company – thus, alleviating the fears of the CFO in the above scenario. But how do you achieve happy, engaged employees?

By investing in them!

There are dozens of ways to invest in your employees in ways that will make their workplace experience more enjoyable. Here are a few of our best ideas:

  • Invest in team building – We’re not talking about trust falls, lame icebreakers, or weekend retreats no one wants to attend. Find a really cool company that values creating custom team building experiences for companies and treat your team to a relaxing, fun afternoon or evening away from the office. Team building can be fun and still incorporate company goals into the experience. We suggest checking out TeamBuildNYC.com for suggestions.
  • Training, training, training. Training matters. You don’t have to send each and every employee through a training program to reap the workplace rewards of training. Studies have repeatedly shown that good employees don’t leave jobs; they leave bosses. Why not send your leadership team to a great training company designed to enhance management and leadership skills? Better managers will undoubtedly lead to happier employees.
  • Focus on your company culture. Company culture is perhaps the singlemost underrated force driving employee happiness (or unhappiness). Pay special attention to the climate of your workplace. How are employees treated? What are the expectations being placed on your employees? Is it a fun, happy place to work, or do employees generally seem unhappy and dread coming to work? If you find your company culture leaves something to be desired, don’t panic – we can help fix it!

There you have it – three great ways that’ll help put your CFO’s concerns about investing in employees to rest.

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