5 Ways to Boost Employee Morale
Employee morale is incredibly essential to any business. Gallup, a global analytics and advice firm, regularly reports that involved and motivated employees perform their roles with higher productivity. Manufacturing an employee’s positive morale isn’t possible, but influencing workplace factors to better their work experience is. How do you identify employees who may need a morale boost? Performance management software, like LightWork® Performance Management, assists you in identifying key performance indicators from employee performance appraisals. Higher performing employees means more revenue for your business. Ask yourself: can you afford to have employees with low morale?
1. Engage in Your Community
Helping others makes you feel good. Consider hosting a team-building event that also builds up the community around you. Additionally, volunteering provides a broader perspective, helps others, and provides your employees with a sense of contribution. Find a local organization that matches your company’s mission statement, and set up a day for your workforce to volunteer.
2. Get Creative
There are a variety of ways you can boost your employees’ morale, and they don’t all have to be serious. Promote fun and creativity among your employees. Have themed meetings, Post-It wars, NERF battles, play music, or even form clubs. Make your office environment fun, inviting, and pleasant for everyone.
3. Express Gratitude
Do your employees know that you appreciate them? You may know it, but how often do you verbally or physically acknowledge their accomplishments or goals? During your meetings, have your team members (including you) share something or someone they are grateful for.
A healthy work relationship with every employee should be the goal of any company. To get there, communication is vital. Consider having different kinds of meetings, like a Monday morning one-on-one coffee break at a local coffee shop to promote conversation. Think outside of the box!
5. Improve Their Lives
Your employees are generally spending 40 hours a week (or more) of their lives helping your business grow and succeed. As an employer, you should take an interest in improving the quality of their lives. Even little things, like providing healthy snacks, flowers or plants to keep at their desk, count. Consider connecting your employees with on-demand services, like car washes or massages during their workday. If there is an interest, host fitness classes, like yoga or spin classes. Have food trucks stop by for lunch and support local businesses at the same time. Invest in your employees’ personal and professional development: help them grow as people by setting goals and helping them achieve them.
Employee morale boosters don’t have to be expensive to be effective. Show your team you care by investing in their well-being and happiness, and watch their productivity skyrocket.