Sorry to get all existential on you, but really…is your team happy? It’s tough out here, and we want to make sure you’re checking in with your employees. Maybe you’ve experienced a decline in productivity as we close out the year, or maybe you’ve noticed a shift in spirits that’s a little disheartening. We don’t have to tell you that property management is a stressful industry – we’re sure you feel it! But we can’t solely rely on therapists to hold our society up; it’s time you take a look at how you can improve your team’s morale as we go into the new year. Read on for the 5 best ways to boost employee satisfaction at your property management company.
Streamline tasks to avoid burnout
Burnout is real, folks. Staff are responsible for managing a never-ending list of tasks at a multifamily building including leasing, rent collection, maintenance, amenities, packages–and so much more. It’s a wonder how some of you aren’t burnt out. But with the rapid advancement of tech, it’s no longer a reality your employees need to suffer through. By making the most of proptech, these tasks can be streamlined (and many of them automated) making burnout a thing of the past. Providing your team with these types of tools will make their jobs easier – an easy and effective way to improve their satisfaction working for you.
Communicate, communicate, communicate!
A huge stressor in the workplace stems from bad communication and a lack of clear expectations. Make certain that you and your team are always on the same page for optimal satisfaction. Having all of your property’s records and information in one, easy-to-find place helps ensure this. Even better, ManageGo’s Staff Notes and Shift Log features make internal communication between you and your staff seamless.
Express your appreciation for their hard work
Sometimes all we need is that little pat on the back we might’ve lacked in childhood (full permission to take that one up with your therapist). But truly, boosting the morale of your workers can be as easy as telling them you appreciate everything they do. This can look different for every team, but some ideas include:
- highlight an employee of the month on your company’s social media pages
- send meaningful thank-you notes and small seasonal gifts
- treat them to lunch for birthdays or just because
- plan team-building activities to give them a small break and time to bond
Don’t undervalue a work-life balance
Let’s be honest with ourselves, American workplace culture can be a little toxic when it comes to overworking employees. Promoting a healthy work-life balance goes hand-in-hand with avoiding burnout, plus it shows your employees that you value them outside of just what they provide for you and your business. For tips on maintaining a meaningful work-life balance, don’t miss the PropTea Podcast, where we share a wellness tip at the end of every episode!
No matter your business goals, ManageGo has your back. To discover just how our software solutions can benefit you and your unique property management needs, request a demo today. Or, connect directly with one of our experts and get started on your journey to better property management.
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