Employee morale is essential to high functioning, productive teams. Current workplace environments have changed and with the change it brings new challenges in bolstering employee morale. It looks like working from home is here to stay, at least in some capacity. The methods you used prior to the pandemic to motivate your office teams won’t exactly work for your remote teams and what you used to motivate office staff prior might be outdated as well.
What you Need to Know
Employee morale is defined as the attitude, satisfaction and overall outlook of employees and teams while they are at work or at times when they are associated with their place of employment. As a business owner, the responsibility falls to you to hire good people and to create a space where everyone feels confident to perform at their very best.
Causes of Low Employee Morale
Causes of low employee morale have several factors in common. One of the biggest factors is change. Change in company growth, change in leadership, and changes in the company’s reputation in the marketplace can all contribute to low employee morale. Poor leadership, leadership indecisiveness and lack of clarity also contribute. How do you know if there is a morale problem in your organization? Take a look at these indicators of low morale:
What You Need to Do
For All Staff:
Additional Considerations for On-Site Workers:
Additional Considerations for Remote Workers:
written by: Donna Kunde
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