Employee morale is defined as an overall feeling of satisfaction an employee feels about his or her job, and if an organization has high employee morale, it has a direct and positive effect on productivity. However, things happen that can affect employee morale, some in and out of your control. Whatever the reason, it is sometimes necessary for organizations to boost employee morale and Fun Planners, experts in Orlando team building, has some ways in which you can boost your organization’s employee morale.
- Plan Fun Activities in the Office: Working 9-5, Monday through Friday, at the same desk, day in and day out can be monotonous. Why not tell everyone to grab their laptops and plan on working at a park on a beautiful day? Or, space permitting, have them come to your house to brainstorm on new clients and have pizza delivered for lunch? Shake up their boring work week every once in a while.
- Celebrate Employee Personal Milestones: Your employees do have lives outside of the office, so why not help them celebrate those special moments? If someone is hitting the big 4-0, get a cake, and have everyone sing Happy Birthday. If someone just had a baby, then have everyone chip in, if they would like to, to help buy the new baby something. Be cognizant of things you can help your employee celebrate those special moments.
- Listen to Them: As humans, we can always improve, and as a boss, you can improve as well. Let your employees know that you value their input and that the floor is always open. Who knows…they may even point out something to improve that positively affects your bottom line.
One of the most important aspects of a strong and thriving business is its employee strength. Without it, your organization is doomed to fail. So, be cognizant of your employee morale and to boost it when you see it faltering. For even more tips, please browse the Fun Planners’ blog, and for information on our Orlando team building opportunities, please call 407-880-3521, or contact us online.