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Rebuilding Morale

May 13, 2014


From time to time, morale can take a knock in even the best teams. Productivity falls, absenteeism increases, and people get stressed and unhappy.

As a leader, it’s your job to help your people through this, but what if your own morale has suffered, too?

Our article on Rebuilding Morale shows you how to rebuild people’s happiness – starting with your own. In it, learn how to nurture morale by reconnecting with your team, improving communication, keeping people motivated, and more.

You can also find out more about managing team morale in our articles on Employee Satisfaction SurveysResolving Team Conflict, and Adam’s Equity Theory.  

Question: What are your favorite strategies for building team morale? What works, and, more importantly, what doesn’t? Join in with the discussion below.

2 thoughts on “Rebuilding Morale

  1. Mika wrote:

    Heavy workloads can definitely cause morale to take a dip. Personally I think it’s when there’s a heavy workload with no prospect of it changing anytime soon. We’re fine with a heavy workload if we know it’s just for a certain period.
    Do others agree?

    1. Midgie wrote:

      Hi Mika,
      I most definitely agree with you that if there is no end in sight during a busy / tough time, then morale will indeed take a dip! If you know there is some end in sight, people can usually hang in there because they know it will be over soon.

      I wonder how managers build their morale and keep the team’s spirits high during busy/tough times. Anyone care to share?

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