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How to Instantly Boost your Employee Morale

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If you know that your employee morale isn’t as high as it could be, or if you feel as though energy in the workplace is pretty flat at the moment, then there are a few things that you can do to try and turn things around. If you want to find out more about that then take a look below.

Have a Huddle Every Day

If you suspect that your employees are feeling a little low, then it helps to have a daily meeting. This will give you the chance to share the actions that you are taking and the progress you are making. It will also help to give your team that natural shot of energy they need, and this is far better when compared to them all struggling or suffering in silence.

Switch Things Up

When people are in a rut, you need to try and find a way to break this routine. Let them arrive at work later on a Monday morning, or even give them some time off if that’s what they feel as though they need. When you do this, you can then give them the chance to turn things around and you can also give them the support they need to know that they are being looked after at work.

Remember Why

Sometimes, it helps to remind people that the work they do matters. They need to feel valued, and they need to understand why their work is important. If your employees have worked at your company for quite some time, then things like this can be forgotten and you may even find that your employee morale suffers as a result.

Say Thank You

Two simple words can make a huge difference to your team. Say it about something specific, and mean it too. Appreciation will always increase employee morale and you would be surprised at what an impact it could have on your team’s overall satisfaction. You might also want to buy them something as a token of gratitude too. This doesn’t need to be much, but it can really help them to feel as though they are valued. If you want to do something a bit more special, then why not arrange a teambuilding activity? This will give everyone chance to get out there and unwind, not to mention that the importance of team building is often overlooked.

Talk it Out

If you work in customer service then you will understand that sometimes, angry people need to vent before they can be open to any kind of change. Meet with your team individually and talk to them about the problems that they are facing. This is a major step when it comes to improving morale, and it can also help people to come out of their shell too.

Of course, boosting morale is now easier than ever before and by following the above tips, you can be sure to really help yourself and your team to be happier on a day to day basis.

 

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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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