Employees are more likely to be satisfied when their day can run smoothly. Hiccups like equipment failure can throw a wrench into their daily tasks and prevent employees from doing a good job and finishing the day strong and in a great mood. Adopting a preventative maintenance strategy can avoid these situations, putting your team in a position to succeed.
Set Up A System
Using something like CMMS makes preventative maintenance a breeze. It allows for communication with employees in the field who may require assistance, or even something as small as letting you know a project has been completed. Communication is key. Employees tend to be more satisfied if lines of communication are open and well-used.
Talk to your employees about the systems in place. They’re the users, so getting to know what they like and dislike can increase satisfaction by letting them know you care, but it can also help operations run more smoothly.
Just as important as listening and adapting is making a plan of action to ensure employees are satisfied. Is preventative maintenance being performed in a timely manner? Can some of the more time-consuming tasks be moved around? Employees who are happy and satisfied are employees who stick around. Great management leads to great employee success.