Company Morale: The Do’s and Don’ts

Company morale is vital to the success of a company. As an employer, you want your employees to love their job and to be passionate about their work. If an employee is happy, they are more likely to be efficient and productive. This ultimately results in a higher profit for your company.  Employers play a large role in maintaining high morale among their employees. Here, we provide six simple tips to help employers improve their teams’ morale.

Do’s

Offer Unique Benefits

Not all companies have the resources to offer the highest salaries to all their employees. This does not mean that companies cannot be giving employees other benefits. For example, the benefit could be as simple as providing free snacks and drinks to employees, therefore saving them money from having to bring their own. Other benefits could include casual Friday’s or extra time off. These benefits will improve your employees’ job satisfaction and pride in their job.

 

Work-Life Balance

As a manager, it is important to understand that your employees have a life outside of work. In order to support this, be sure to give employees time off and flexible hours. For example, offer employees a  day after a holiday such as “Black Friday”, or let them leave early on a Friday before a long weekend. If you work in a location with unpredictable weather, be extra lenient about absences and tardiness due to inclement weather. You may also consider flexibility regarding working remotely. With less time spent commuting, company morale will be higher.

Positive Reinforcements

 Nothing feels worse to employees than feeling underappreciated. Communicating your appreciation and positivity can increase employees’ desire to work, and also make them aware that what they do matters. If employees feel respected by their employers, they will return that respect by consistently producing their best work. Positive reinforcement can also consist of celebrating when goals are reached, employer-provided lunch, an out-of-office bonding experience, or doing a fun activity in the office.  

Don’ts

Bad Example

As a leader, you must lead by example. By falling into negative habits, whether this be coming in late, failing to reach deadlines, or talking down to superiors, you can expect employees to follow your lead. You cannot expect employees to follow a certain set of rules while you present the opposite. This form of hypocrisy may lead to resentment by your employees. If you do make a mistake, you must accept responsibility. Ultimately, your employees will follow.

Change Goals Often

With changing goals or directions often, many times the hard work employees have put into a project will go to waste. If employees feel as though their time is often being wasted, they will not put as much time and effort into future assignments. Set clear goals for both the company and the employees and stick to these goals. Even if your employees do not produce the exact results you may have wanted, they will still have learned valuable lessons and worked together along the way.  

Negativity

Negative words could cause the work environment to feel hostile. Employees do not want to feel disrespected, let alone fear their employers. Employees should feel comfortable to ask employers any questions they may have and to have conversations without negative consequences.  A comfortable, safe work environment will lead to increased efficiency and accuracy. 

With mutual respect between both employees and employers, company morale will naturally remain high. Here at Aciron Consulting, we understand the importance of a positive work relationships. In addition to these six tips, learn more about how Aciron can help. 

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