Do you want to increase morale?
Isn’t it time to break up some of the sameness of the week?
The workplace doesn’t have to be dull!
Sprinkle in some new events and see how the anticipation plus execution pays off in dividends!
Employee engagement helps keep star employees from leaving your workplace.
Ask your team for THEIR ideas on how to create a more energetic environment.
If STRESS is KING – that must be dealt with first to help employees perform in a positive atmosphere. Getting to the root cause is important and it does take time. It is worth the effort.
Ideas to Increase Morale Strategy #1
The following are ideas that my clients use to help place smiles back on their employees:
- Theme days (Elvis, clashing outfits)
- Talent contests
- Employee baby pictures bulletin boards
- Free time to exercise or walk outside
- Dress down days
- Give standing ovations to team members
- Meet a team member at the airport
Ideas to Increase Morale Strategy #2
The following ideas will work if your teams share the same responsibilities:
- Change partners every 5 days
- Create peer team feedback sessions once per month
- Empower teams to resolve conflict on their own before contacting management
Let’s Get Real
I can just hear some of you thinking – This will never work at my company. Why not?
Start with small steps. Reread some of my past posts on how other clients engage their employees to increase morale.
Let me know what you do to engage your employees to bring joy at work.
When I started my career over 30 years ago leaders told me not to have their employees laugh during my training. Leaders only wanted serious training to increase productivity. They wanted me to lecture and share strategies. Those of you who know my personality realize that humor is part of my life and every training and coaching project. Laughter and getting energy from each other makes a great training session rock!
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This is Joyce Weiss
Corporate Communication Strategist and Career Coach
Until next time, Remember…”You Get What You Tolerate!”