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‘Coffee, Anyone?’ Innovative Ways To Keep Employee Morale High

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A business needs employees to grow and succeed, which makes a workforce essential. However, a group of individuals does not always work to the best of their ability. Indeed, some coast to the day they die and don’t care on little bit. For you, as the boss, this is a massive waste of resources. What you need are employees that are as productive as any in the industry, which is why maintaining morale is necessary. Any person who enjoys their job and is happy operates near to their maximum.

But, forget about the generic methods. What you want are creative and innovative techniques. You want the weird and wonderful, and you can find them below.

Invest In Decent Office Coffee Machines

The next time you go into an office, take a look at the amount of Honest Coffees commercial machines you see. Usually, there is at least one or two knocking around, if not more, and it’s for morale purposes. Keeping a high level of concentration isn’t easy during an eight-hour working day. As a result, employees need a break to take caffeine on board. In fact, the average person relies on coffee so much that an office without a machine would break their heart. Most employees believe they need a coffee to start the day, and you shouldn’t disappoint.

Let Them Be The Boss

Another way to maintain morale is to let your employees engage in personal projects. Of course, the tasks have to relate to the firm in some shape. Otherwise, the employees would get all of the benefits and the company nothing. However, there are plenty of jobs that employees love to do in the office. They are passion projects and are the lifeblood of any quality organisation. As the boss, you will find that an employee doesn’t need encouragement to complete a task they love. Instead, they come into work and continue the hard work. Sometimes, they even work longer because of their drive.

Be Passionate

You’re the leader, and you have to set an example. This isn’t to cover your back should something go wrong. It’s also because employees are like sponges and take in everything they see. So, if they see their boss being passionate, they are more likely to follow suit. Passion is contagious, and you want everyone in the office to catch the bug. So, don’t be afraid to let your character shine through the next time you’re around subordinates.

Throw A Party

People are at their happiest when they are having fun. Sadly, the office isn’t the most fun place to be because, well, it’s boring. Still, there is no reason not to try and spice things up every now and again. Take an impromptu office party as an example. To start with, people love parties because of the beer, food and social element, so it’s already a winner. A spontaneous one will live long in the memory as the best times are the ones you don’t plan.

Plus, it should persuade the office to maintain their workload so that you throw more in the future.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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