6 Ways to reduce stress in the workplace
July 30 2018Read more
How is your team feeling? What’s the atmosphere like in your office? Employee morale is an important part of a successful business. Here, we’ll walk you through what morale is, how to measure it—and how to improve it.
Employee morale is a measure of the satisfaction and motivation of an employee has with their job, their colleagues, and their work conditions. When employee morale and motivation are high, things are positive, work gets done, and the atmosphere in the office is great.
When the satisfaction and motivation described above is low, then low morale is sure to follow. Unhappy and dissatisfied employees might complete tasks, but they won’t be giving it their all—with low morale, a ‘that’ll do’ attitude quickly takes over.
It’s a good idea, then, to make sure you know how the office is feeling at any given time so that you can make adjustments to help boost morale—and reward teams when they’re riding high.
Assessing employee morale isn’t really an exact science. There are lots of small things you can do to get a handle on how a team is feeling:
Hopefully, you’ll find your team buoyant, your office cheerful and your productivity goes through the roof. But it’s possible that there are issues. After all, it only takes a small amount of dissatisfaction to affect a team.
If you find that morale is low, the first thing you need to do is find out why—the reasons for low employee morale. Of course, every workplace is different as is every person. But there are a few common causes of low employee morale:
So, now you know what not to do. But what should you do instead?
There are lots of simple ways to make a difference, increase positivity, and improve the morale of your people. Some of these are cheap—in fact, you can boost employee morale with no cost.
While you don’t want to create a culture of ‘enforced fun,’ it’s a good idea to provide activities for people to take part in often. These increase team cohesion, build relationships and, most importantly, boost morale:
Keep these ideas in mind, and you’ll find morale skyrockets. Of course, if you have any questions, Health Assured are here to help—talk to us today to find out how our services can make your teams more cohesive than ever. Get in touch with our dedicated team today on 0844 892 2493.
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