Morale is the level of enthusiasm, belief and investment in a person or group at a point in time that shows committment. It is embedded in workplace culture. In other words, it is one of those intangibles that makes the difference between an easy and a hard day; a good and a great job; and results and real success.
There is no doubt that workplace morale has been hit hard these past few months. One thing about a pandemic – any crack in the veneer; any issue that was festering or unresolved will thrive in a crisis. However, if the process is not working, it becomes so much apparent when priorities shift and office operations change (such as during a pandemic).
No need for me to reinvent the wheel. Dr. Travis Bradberry hones right in on these pitfalls in his LinkedIn post, Six Things that Kill Morale. Dr. Bradberry calls em like he sees them, finds the “how” to make it work and breaks it down into simple manageable bites.
Basics Hold True
Your morale impacts your team and then your entire workplace. Read this blog on how to stay happy while working. As a result, especially when we are not working together face-to-face understanding morale takes on new significance. Follow Dr. Bradberry’s advice and you and your team will be better for it.
Basics work at all times. Keep them in mind and you will keep your team productive. You may even need a personal reminder. Make space for down-time and do something that puts a smile on your face. Your morale will sky rocket.