For the better part of the last two years, we have
been inundated with the harsh realities of the economic downturn. So, it likely
comes as no surprise that
a recent survey showed that almost a quarter of all businesses are experiencing
low employee morale.
As this Reuters report on the poll sets out, survey
respondents attribute the problem to:
According to this post on the causes and cures of low morale in the workplace, another driving force is
If you are an employer or office leader, it is
important to be proactive in recognizing and remedying low morale in the
workplace. You can start with some guidance from this CareerBuilder.com post on
5 No-Brainer Morale Boosters. Topping the list is "do
as you say." Hypocracy is a very destructive force and "you should hold yourself
accountable just as you do your employees." More tips can be found in this HR World post on boosting morale, including:
As this TechRepublic post on team morale points out, no one should ignore
the uplifting power of being a good listener and saying "thank you." If you are
looking for a group exercise to raise office spirits, you should take note of
this post discussing the office morale-boosting effects
of NCAA office pools.
Do you have any suggestions about boosting office
morale? Please share them with us here or on the Beyond Folders Community's Facebook and Twitter
By Bradley Eggers
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