The growth of any organisation depends on the hands of its employees. By boosting their morale, you are actually contributing to the organisation itself
Employee Morale is the mental condition or attitude of individual or a group which determines their willingness to co-operate. It describes the level of favourable or unfavourable attitudes. High morale in the workplace is very important to any business and to increase its overall productivity and thereby paving the way to success. Employees who rank high on the morale scale generally exhibit their positive attitude in a number of ways like higher productivity with more work attendance, better care about work, more focused on customers or outcomes, increased communication between co-workers and management. In short, morale is basically a matter of human behaviour. It is an expression of the attitudes which the members of an organisation develop and adapts towards the organisation. It can also refer to the total satisfaction, a person derives from his job, his work group, his boss or to the organisation and the prevailing general environment. As a whole, it is reflection of a feeling of wellbeing, satisfaction and happiness of employees.
It is very important for every employer to maintain the employees with higher morale to have a better attitude and to increase productivity. On the other hand, bad morale can quickly spread through an organisation quickly from just a handful of displeased employees,As a whole, it is reflection of a feeling of wellbeing, satisfaction and happiness of employees
When employees are happy working with an organisation it means they are productive employees. Employees who are positive about their jobs and motivated will tend to miss fewer work days and work more efficiently when they are there. High morale is also correlated with fewer errors in the work being performed and fewer workplace accidents. Your customer service will also benefit from high morale because employees will be more friendly and helpful when dealing with customers.
Employee morale is not all, or even predominantly, about money, and giving employees raises will not automatically improve morale. Morale will suffer, however, if employees are significantly underpaid. However, the reverse is not true as further raises will not improve morale if pay is fair. Instead, employees may be more concerned with intangible benefits, such as work life balance and the atmosphere in the workplace.
A drop in employee morale can be caused by a change inside or even outside your business. Bad management is a main cause of poor morale,Almost anything you do that contributes to a positive work environment for employees helps to build employee morale
Factors that can contribute to positive employee morale include providing reasonable, supportive management and leadership personnel who have integrity and treat employees fairly and consistently, treating employees with respect, treating employees as if they matter most in organisation and are significant resources, providing regular recognition, empowering to make decisions about their job, offering open and regular communication about factors important to employees, providing feedback and training to develop their professional skills and their careers , offering above industry average benefits and compensation, providing employee perks and emoluments (such as medical benefits, group insurance, festival allowance and bonus) leaves as per Employees Act, quick reimbursement system for travel and other allowances, managing employees within a positive success framework with achievable goals, measurements, and clear expectations.
K.G.S Nayar, a Senior Consultant in Marketing and Branding holds a Master’s Degree in Management. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of marketing, he got specialised in the Pharmaceutical industry, FMCG, FMCD, print media and outdoor advertising among others. He has held various positions in reputed national and international companies. A hardcore trainer in marketing, hospitality, customer relations to human resource developments assures impeccable growths to organisations; presently he is the CEO & Response Head of Arnon Media and in addition to this he devotes his time as a consultant for few reputed organisations.
However the factors are not limited, to these. Almost anything you do that contributes to a positive work environment for employees helps to build employee morale.
When you take care of factors such as these, employee morale can remain high even in turbulent, uncertain times. But, if you fail to pay attention to these morale boosters, your organisation will never experience the success it deserves.
You can measure your organisation’s success by developing and implementing positive employee morale by using the methods that can provide job satisfaction. Organisations need to build a positive employee morale to achieve the organisational goal and to be professional.