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Boosting Team Morale: Communicating Desires

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In a recent blog, we discussed how emphasizing the important of work-life balance can boost team morale.  This time, we’re talking about how effective communication can make a huge impact on your team’s motivation, too!

Solution #2: Effective Communication

When there is effective communication in the workplace, you’re likely to see a boost in team morale. What makes communication effective? Leaders and team members must be willing to have an open, honest, and constructive dialogue.

For more delicate issues like employee performance, one-on-one meetings with two-way conversation is preferred, but not all communication needs to be about serious issues. Simply asking employees what changes or improvements they would like to see in the workplace can make your employees feel heard and valued. Many companies have found that employees ask for inexpensive, achievable upgrades, and that these small improvements can massively boost morale. This is because your team feels like you are really listening to them. Who knows?Buying a much requested coffee machine (equipped with some coffee beans) may be what is needed to increase employee satisfaction.

Effective communication starts with leadership. Leaders must be honest with employees about what they can expect in their business, and employees must be given the space to communicate their desires with the leadership team. As healthy communication develops, employees feel more secure in their role, more valued at their job, and more invested in their company.

Want more solutions? Keep an eye on our blog and social media for part three of our blog series on improving team morale!

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