Summary: Taking the time to consider employee morale can improve the overall level of productivity in your organization.
Most of you understand what employee morale is. It basically encompasses the overall outlook, attitude, and satisfaction employees feel when working. While most employees feel relatively positive about their work environment, there are those that are dissatisfied, which directly affect their production.
Remember, as an owner, you play a powerful role in contributing to whether or not your employee’s morale is positive or negative.
Almost anything that you do can contribute to a positive work environment for employees to help build their morale. When you consider these factors, and address them, your employees’ morale can remain high, even in turbulent times. Failure to do so will subject your organization to a lack of success that it deserves.
Support Within a Workplace
Providing reasonable and supportive management and leadership personnel that have both integrity and a positive mindset can boost your employees overall attitude towards the workplace. You must ensure that they will treat your employees fairly and consistently, so don’t let them play favorites. Designate a leadership team if you can, and set up activities and bonding events that bring your team closer as a whole.
Revamp the Break Room
By doing something as small as revamping your break room, you can make a significant difference in how your employees perform. If you have the space, add something like a pool or foosball table. Set up competitions between your employees and let them enjoy their time off.
Be sure to stock the cabinets up with snacks and drinks. While this may cut into your budget, doing something as small as this will show them how much you’re looking out for their happiness.
You can even add a premium foam cushion couch right in front of the television so they can lounge when they’re on their lunch.
To add on to this, have your employees take a vote on what type of couch or cushion they prefer. Say you’re considering purchasing some new memory foam from The Foam Factory for that old, raggedy couch; you could have your employees decide which cushion they’d prefer for the break room. Providing them with choices that are entirely up to them can have a substantial impact on morale believe it or not.