1. Get rid of the bad attitudes.
Employees want to love their job. Having negative attitudes, or worse yet, bullies in the workplace, can destroy your culture. If you’ve done all you can to coach a less than favorable employee with an attitude, fire them.
2. Give paid sick days.
People get sick. If your employees feel like they have to come to work sick because of their workload, it’s going to exacerbate the problem by spreading germs. Not to mention, it means you have a process problem. Consider cross-team training and/or having experienced temp staff on call when you need them.
3. Help everyone feel valued.
Help your team members see the value they bring to the organization, and make sure they know you see it too. When you create a culture based on respect and individual value, it helps you, your team, and your bottom line.
4. Provide opportunities.
Engage team members in finding solutions instead of simply providing directions. Trust them with challenges, and let them make decisions that matter. High performers are more likely to stay with you if there is room to grow.