Attention small business owners! Your team is your greatest asset and you are responsible for ensuring team members feel supported and have access to the resources they need. Creating a supportive work environment for employees is crucial for any business owner who wants to maximize productivity, reduce turnover, and ultimately achieve long-term success. A 2021 study titled “Happiness at Work and Employee Performance: A Meta-Analytic Review” published in the Journal of Business and Psychology found a strong positive connection between happiness at work and task performance and creativity. There are several ways in which leaders can strive to promote employee happiness: in this article we will focus on how effective project management can improve the overall sense of well-being among employees.
As a small business owner, you likely juggle many roles and responsibilities on a daily basis. You may be managing everything from finances to marketing to operations to HR. The complexity of your workload may be further amplified if you are also responsible for client project deliverables. This is just one reason why it is crucial to implement healthy project management practices in your small business that will help you stay organized, focused, and delivering on time and on par. (Other reasons to maintain healthy project management practices include employee satisfaction, quality control and customer satisfaction, and budget management.)