Tips to Improve Company Morale

Company morale can build or break a firm’s success. Here are some tactics to think about adopting for your business:

  1. Help employees feel that their work is more than just a job. One’s purpose can easily get lost in the day-to-day grind. Everyone wants to feel that his or her work has a higher purpose.
  2. Creatively celebrate accomplishments. Take time to reflect on how much has been achieved. This helps employees appreciate how much they have done.
  3. Grant time off to workers to pursue projects they’re passionate about. Personal projects can provide an energizing break from regular responsibilities, serve as a source of innovation and maybe even spark new products or services for your company.
  4. Mix up your firm’s usual way of doing things. Depart from customary routine — for instance, stage an indoor golf tournament. Shake things up so employees get out of the meetings-and-cubicle-life grind.
  5. Don’t forget to have fun. Play a monthly game — anything from Trivial Pursuit to Wii bowling matches could be fun. Consider offering fun rewards when staffers achieve certain goals — such as play days at local amusement parks. Team-building events can include a scavenger hunt.
  6. Train employees to develop positive attitudes. Use videos with inspiring themes.
  7. Offer time away from the office to do some good — Build camaraderie through community service. Give employees paid hours to volunteer for a charitable initiative or organization. Departments can take on volunteer projects as a group.

Remember your original goals for the company

Is your company living up to the standard you originally set for it? If not, push for change. These tips definitely can help:

  • Encourage innovation — Employees just might actually have valuable input.
  • Explore noncash rewards — Employees are rewarded for hard work and can physically experience it in the form of a concert or trip. They’ll return to the workplace rejuvenated.
  • Circle back after big projects — Pass on feedback before the next task is started. Let people voice any concerns about the outcome. Be collaborative — ask for one thing that worked and one thing that can be improved upon.
  • Treat people like people — Put yourself in your staffers’ shoes. How might you respond to the feedback you’re giving?
  • Showcase their trophies — Make workers’ achievements visible. Stand up for the team.
  • Invest in training — Get employees out of their ruts and let them take advantage of learning events.
  • Be transparent with promotions — Let people know what opportunities are available to advance their careers. Let workers know what’s needed to level up.
  • Be stingy with meeting time — Discuss the topic of wasting time in meetings companywide. Talk about how detrimental meetings can be when they get out of control.
  • Shuffle roles — Let employees jump from one department to another — encourage coworkers to educate one another on what’s required in their role.
  • Redefine the work week — Initiate half-day Fridays or a four-day workweek. Ask employees whether they’re happy with the five-day week. Let employees know that you care.
  • Be the best example — Say what you mean and do what you say.

Concrete experiences can lead to change in the office and can boost morale.

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