Why Happy Employees Are Productive Employees

With tough economic times in recent years, many business owners and managers are trying to do more with less and make their offices more productive. People are looking for ways to streamline processes. Often, we have been able to help companies improve productivity and cut costs by helping them upgrade and improve their print, copy and document handling production processes. Improving processes is an important step in making your company more productive, but what about your employees, your greatest resource?

happy employeesDid you know happy employees are more productive and more motivated? In fact, according to a Forbes article, happy employees are 50% more productive. That is music to any manager’s ears!

A study by Towers Watson found that companies with high levels of employee engagement saw a 19.2% increase in operating income, while those with low levels of engagement experienced a 32.7% decline in operating income. One of the factors noted as most important to affecting job satisfaction was corporate culture.

Google is known for their fun work environment and their high level of employee satisfaction. While we have not gone to the lengths Google has by adding slides, bean bag conference rooms or hammocks to the Copeco offices, we do try to incorporate a spirit of employee appreciation into our corporate culture.

Each year we encourage our employees to dress up for Halloween. Sure it is something we all did as school children, but it seems even more fun as adults. It is hard to have an unhappy day when someone comes walking into your office or cubicle dressed as Pinocchio!

Copeco Employees Celebrate Halloween

During the summer months we hold our “Summer Spectacular.” It consists of multiple events to show appreciation to our employees and build camaraderie. During the Summer Spectacular we hold potlucks, breakfasts, a family picnic, casino night and a golf outing.

Denise Dennewitz Serving Breakfast at Copeco

We have also done other events throughout the year, such as partnering with our local hospital, Mercy Medical Center, to bring in a health fair. A healthy employee is a happy employee as well.

We hope these examples will inspire you to host some of your employee appreciation events. We are also here to help make your document handling processes more productive. If you are in the Canton, North Canton, Akron, Toledo areas, or elsewhere in Ohio, contact us.

What have you done at your business to show employee appreciation and make your office more productive?

Meet the Copy Talk Bloggers

The Copeco staff works tirelessly to bring you top-notch printer and copier equipment, and we love sharing our knowledge with you on the Copy Talk blog. We thought it would be nice to tell you a little bit more about ourselves, and why we do what we do for you.

Denise Dennewitz
Denise DennewitzDenise, the “Promo Pro,” or more officially known as the Marketing Director, has been with us for nearly 6 years. She enjoys all creative aspects of her job, especially devising new ways to engage and build relationships with our clients. Did you know she once pitched a no-hitter? It may have been a few years ago, but if we start a company softball team, we know who we are putting on the mound! Her favorite hobby is finding a hobby. She’s ruled out race car driving (sponsorship is difficult to come by these days), roofing (she has a fear of ladders) and geocaching (she’s directionally challenged). If you have a hobby idea for her, give her a call!

Erica Farrance
Erica FarranceErica is Copeco’s Supply Sales Manager, or “Cartridge Commander,” and has been with the company for over 7 years. She is not shy about her passion for sales and loves everything about her job in the supply sales command center. What you may not know about Erica is that she has a ridiculously good memory, whether it is names, dates or useless trivia. You may want to get her number just in case you ever need “phone a friend.” She also loves reading, watching movies, traveling, and spending time with her husband and family.

Noelle Frank
Noelle Frank“Printer Girl” Noelle Frank has been with us two years, but in that short time as Managed Print Service Specialist has produced amazing results for our clients, saving them time, money and streamlining their print processes. She enjoys meeting new people each day and providing them with solutions that no one else can. In addition to her print services prowess, she can whistle with her fingers and instantly gain everyone’s attention. In her spare time, Noelle enjoys hunting for vintage treasures, Zumba and dancing!

Randy Hudson
Randy HudsonAs Business Development Manager for Government, Education, Major Accounts, Randy gains great satisfaction from helping clients realize their goals. With more than 23 years of service with Sharp, 16 as a service technician, Randy considers himself the “Sharp Daddy.” We agree! When it comes to government accounts, Randy has some insight as he served as the Mayor of Canal Fulton in the nineties. He is quick to point out that is the 1990s, not the 1890s. He enjoys being a grandfather and spending time with his grandkids, fixing things and playing golf.

Dennis Porter
Dennis PorterDennis has been with us for 16 years and is the “Document Wizard” (or Software Solution Consultant, if you want to get technical about it). He enjoys helping businesses figure out ways to become more efficient, using his document wizardry skills of course. You may not know this, but Dennis came up with the idea for Facebook. The sad part is that he lost his notes at a Star Trek convention and Mark Zuckerberg found them. Poor guy. When not performing document wizardry, you can find Dennis working on home improvement projects, salivating over classic cars or geeking out over the latest advances in technology.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know our bloggers. At Copeco, our staff and customers are very important to us, and we want you to get to know us and consider us part of your company’s family. But enough about us—we want to hear about you! Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve your business goals.