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There’s comes a point during the year when employees might not be in the best mood. Maybe it’s the blossoming of spring, when your employees would rather be outside than in the office. It might even be during dreaded yearly performance reviews. Whatever the case, its important to take improving office morale seriously. Employees that drag themselves to work are detrimental to business. A happier team means more success. Here are a few tips to raising office morale:
Praise Where Praise is Due
Receiving a compliment can mean the world to a person that isn’t feeling too good about the day. Simply telling someone that they’re doing a great job at work can make their day. When employees know they are appreciated, they can be more focused and comfortable in the workplace. Office morale can rise by a manager merely complimenting their team.
Hold A Motivation Meeting
If an office starts to look like they’re in the dumps, calling an emergency meeting can help tenfold. This is a place for people to get back into work mode, and be motivated to succeed. A motivation meeting can allow everyone to voice his or her opinion, and how morale can be increased. The manager should give a talk that can reach his or her employees’ attention. The office family is something that should never be weakened, and through motivational meetings, it can be stronger than ever.
Make the Office Fun
Change the way the office operates from time to time. Small suggestions like casual dress Fridays or weekly raffle prizes can be great. Team nights out after work can make the team happier, and help people to get to know each other. If a holiday is coming up, throw a themed party with a potluck. Morale is all based around involvement and environment. If you can get your team to participate more in other things besides work, they will in turn be happier.
Having a transparent company means being straight with your employees. When the team feels like they aren’t getting the full story of the current state of the company, they can start to suspect the manager’s motivation. It’s easy for them to not be motivated, and this should be kept in mind. Trust is very important when it comes to an office.
Don’t Let Work be the “Worst”
Enjoying work can be a problem to many. Small things you could do to make work better include making the office more comfortable with couches and pillows, or better lighting to get things done. Temperature should also be kept at a comfortable level. An employee that dreads coming to work is not good for the company at all.
Lead By Example
Your employees look to you to how to deal with most situations. Having the right work attitude every day will rub off on employees. They look to you to understand how to approach difficult challenges, as well as see the master place. As a manager, make your team’s morale a high priority. If you enjoy work as a manager they can see that they too can enjoy work if they try.
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