Team morale is essential to the success of any endeavor. Without motivated and engaged employees, it will prove incredibly difficult to achieve success that not only helps those you serve but also helps your company grow.
So, what exactly is team morale? One source identifies team morale as “the outlook, satisfaction, attitude, and confidence that team members have at work. It’s a reflection of how healthy company culture is, how well employees are supported, and how engaged employees are.” It is largely the responsibility of the company and leadership to make sure that their employees feel supported and valued, which, in turn, leads to higher morale. Higher team morale will lead to better employee retention rates, improved work performance, and a more positive work atmosphere.
How do you increase team morale? We’re going to break down a couple of solutions in our three-part blog series! This is just part one, so keep an eye out for parts two and three coming in the future.
Solution #1: Promote Work-Life Balance.
A healthy work-life balance allows your employees to partake in activities that bring them joy and fulfillment outside of work. This helps your employees avoid burnout from working overtime, and it results in them coming to work happy, rested, and recharged.
The benefits don’t stop at just employee morale, though — a healthy work-life balance also benefits your business!
- Better boundaries prevents overworking, resulting in lower levels of absences, sickness, and stress
- Correlates to improved customer service
- Reduces staff turnover
- Increases recognition as a business that people will want to work for, thus attracting talented candidates
Want more solutions? Keep an eye on our blog and social media for part two of our blog series on improving team morale!