Employee morale is related to the satisfaction, outlook, and feelings of well-being an employee has while at work. Employee morale has a direct effect on workplace productivity and can be experienced on an individual level or as a group. For example, an employee may have low morale if he or she is having negative experiences with a particular co-worker or job-related task. As a collective group of employees of an organization, morale may be low if layoffs are announced. In some cases, low morale is temporary, but in other cases, it is so persistent that it causes employee turnover.
Increase Employee Morale
Much of employee morale rests in the hands of the employee’s direct supervisor. A supervisor should make sure that all employees know what their role is in the organization and how their work impacts the intended consumers. Employees that feel a part of something positive are more likely to have a higher morale. Also, a supervisor who gets to know their staff, communicates well, and knows how to maintain positive mood, will cultivate higher employee morale.
Do the supervisors in your organization need a boost in learning about employee morale? A training program can help supervisors learn how to create collaboration among employees, how to get to know their employees strengths and weakness, and how to create a positive mood in the workplace. Author Nir Eyal is an expert in habit forming training and he shared some tips with Mindflash. Check out this webinar to begin developing training programs that can lead supervisors change their habits and improve employee morale.