5 ways to maintain morale in the workplace

maintain morale in the workplace

Employee morale doesn’t simply translate into how happy your people are. It is a direct reflection of how healthy your company culture is, how well you and other leaders are communicating with teams, and how effective your managers are. Here are our five ways you can contribute to a successful culture and continually boost employee morale in the workplace all year round.

Communication

Now has never been a more important time to communicate with your employees. Whether they are at home or in the workplace, providing open and regular communication across the business is key to keeping everyone in the loop.

Sharing positive company announcements, getting their feedback and checking in regularly with all employees are all great ways of maintaining communication and ensuring everyone feels valued.

Environment

Create an environment that employees enjoy and love, which motivates them to wake up and move to their jobs happily and safely.

By encouraging employees to keep their desks and shared spaces tidy, it promotes an inviting and more positive environment to work in. Also consider improving your workspace by adding some inspiring pieces of furniture, or add a new plant to inspire creativity.

It is also important to ensure you have the necessary working supplies and equipment readily available for employees to ensure they can do their work to the best of their ability.

Praise and Reward

Rewarding your employees is key to making them feel truly appreciated. If employees feel valued, they are more likely to work harder.

Praising doesn’t need to be just monetary either. Offering free lunches when they hit target, allowing wfh days, offering training and development opportunities are all good ways to increase loyalty and help employees feel valued.

Training & Development 

Setting your employees up for success in their role starts with giving them all the tools and resources they need to do their job well. Creating a thorough training plan that is focused on employee growth is especially important to get them motivated and have a sense of purpose. It also encourages employee loyalty.

Finally, be sure to train all your managers in emotional intelligence, communication, giving feedback and recognition, and different leadership styles to help them better manage their staff and help them to become better leaders.

Encourage Breaks

Research suggests that only 1 out of 5 workers take a lunch break.

Not taking sufficient breaks throughout the working day can not only negatively affect your physical and mental health, but can also be detrimental to creative thinking.

it is vital that as a business regular short breaks are encouraged, such as making a coffee, going for a walk outside, or sitting down in the break room, in order to contribute to a refreshed and happier workforce. This will inadvertently boost productivity levels too.

 

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