The Importance of Boosting Morale in the Workplace
A team is only as strong as their weakest link. The same can also be said for a company. It is often forgotten that it takes everyone in a company operating on all cylinders for it to be successful. However, it is no secret that humans tend to perform at the highest of their abilities when they are happy. It makes sense that a company would want their employees operating at a higher productivity rate. For the company higher productivity normally results in more income. The company will not get a high level of productivity from employees (legally) unless they boost morale. Keeping employees involved, less stressed and motivated by presenting challenging but, attainable goals with appropriate rewards will result in an increase in morale within the company.
Getting employees involved within the company is a great way to boost morale and create a sense of importance and belonging. Creating ways for employees to get involved relies heavily on participation and empowerment. Allowing employees the freedom to create their own work goals and giving them more responsibilities by letting them make important decisions are just a few ways employees can be involved (#17 Pg. 132). By giving employees a chance to do their job their way not only gives them a sense of achievement when they successfully complete a task, it also can provide valuable input that can be used when training future employees (#18 pg 133). However, there are many ways to get employees involved. A simple survey or questionnaire regarding their jobs or the company can quickly find and correct things that may be lowering employee morale. Providing a suggestion boxes or conducting anonymous surveys not only give employees a voice it also provides security for them. This will give the employees that might not usually provide input a chance to provide ideas and generate honest responses. Other ways of getting employees involved are allowing them the...
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