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4 Ways to Improve Employee Morale

Written by on August 13, 2020 in Business with 0 Comments

Maintaining consistent high energy and morale in the office is difficult at the best of times. As the world continues to adjust to new routines caused by the COVID-19 virus, teamwork and employee morale might be lower than usual.

Creating an environment for your team that's welcoming and encouraging is an essential aspect of a successful business at any time. Positive energy cultivates strong teamwork and long-lasting bonds between coworkers. You want your employees to feel excited about coming into work. If you notice sudden high turnover rates, subtle eye rolls, or an unfriendly vibe among the organization, you might want to make a few changes to your management style.

Improving employee morale isn’t only good for business, but it also creates a happier, more pleasant place to work — for everyone! Check out these four morale-boosting ideas to bring to the office.

1. Let Go of the Bullies

Almost every office has at least one person who makes condescending remarks and smirks behind peoples' backs. If you can do it, consider letting the bullies go. It’s a difficult decision to make as a manager, but if that person creates a negative, and even threatening, workspace, is it worth keeping them on?

Sometimes, these individuals make it challenging for others to focus on meeting personal goals. If you weigh the pros and cons of letting the bully go and discover that there are more pros, think about offering them a package and hiring someone else that offers warmth and a safe space — a person who is better for morale.

2. Team-building Custom Apparel

As the world begins to pick itself up after being in quarantine for several months, many people are slowly returning to work. You’ll want to welcome everyone back with something special. And even if you’re still working from home, operating via Zoom or Skype, you’ll want to boost morale and unite everyone by letting them know how appreciated they are.

Create custom shirts for your organization and distribute them to all employees. Custom screen-printed t-shirts with your organization’s logo or slogan for everyone to wear during Zoom meetings and at events will enhance a feeling of unity and positivity. Right now, when there is so much uncertainty to face, feeling united as a team is more important than ever.

3. Develop Transparent Promotional Tracks

Did you know that forty percent of millennial's expect a promotion every one to two years? To maintain healthy morale among a new generation of employees, clearly emphasize the viability of your company’s promotional track. Ensure that staff knows about growth opportunities — not just during recruitment, but also regularly.

4. Encourage Actual Lunch Breaks

Current research suggests that only one in five people take lunch breaks away from their desks at work. Without a proper lunch break, people will burn out faster and produce unsatisfactory work. If your budget allows for it, consider a weekly pizza or take-out lunch that requires employees to eat in the break room with their coworkers. Let your employees know that they should take their hour break each day. It's essential for their wellbeing and yours.

Don’t lose your best employees because of poor morale and a lack of team spirit. Bring the office together with these morale-boosting tips.

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