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Six Top Tips To Boost Morale In The Workplace

October 30 2019 - Staff morale is something that every business owner needs to keep in mind. High morale can increase productivity, keep motivation levels high and improve the office environment, but keeping morale high is a challenge and an ongoing process. Dips in morale can create all kinds of issues in the workplace so this must be avoided at all costs. There are many ways in which you can boost morale and these could have a significant impact on the success of your business but also make coming into work each day much more enjoyable for everyone.

Here are six ideas to get you started:

1. Improve Communication

Good communication is a pillar of success in the business world. You need to make sure that your employees are able to easily communicate with one another, to come to you with any ideas or problems that they have, and feel listened to in order to keep morale high. You can do this by leading by example, but also by having an open plan office and an open door policy.

2. Team-Building

Leading on from this, team-building is crucial for creating the right mentality in the workplace and for building important connections between staff members. While organized team building events and activities can be effective, they can also feel forced which is why informal events are often best.

3. Provide Flexibility

Offering work flexibility to staff is helpful because it shows that you trust, respect and appreciate your staff. Flexible working involves allowing employees to have control over their hours and the option of working from home (which can actually benefit both the business and employees).

4. Positive Feedback

Regular, genuine positive feedback can create the right environment in the workplace and help staff members to feel valued and on the right track. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked in the workplace which can create a feeling of unease and division between staff and management.

5. Employee Satisfaction Tools

A smart way to gauge how happy your employees are is to use employee satisfaction tools like HappyOrNot Surveys. This will help you to understand the general level of morale present in your offices, as well as identify ways in which you could make positive changes. Doing this is highly effective at improving morale because you will be acting on employee feedback as opposed to relying on guesswork.

6. Keep Staff Challenged

You do not want staff overworked and unable to keep up, because this will have an adverse effect and lead to burnout. Equally, you don't want staff getting bored and frustrated at work. This is why you need to keep them challenged - there are many ways to do this, including varying their role, collaboration projects, giving additional responsibilities, training and setting goals with incentives.

Morale is incredibly important to business success and for cultivating the right environment at work. It is also important to realize that this is an ongoing process and there are likely to be dips from time-to-time, so it is an area that needs regular attention and management.


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