Schedule Regular 1-1’s
Communication is the key to understanding your employees. Setting aside time every month or two to discuss their thoughts and feelings on their role, the company, workload, pay etc can boost employee morale significantly. This is because your employees will feel listened to, and it is important to let them know that their opinions are valued and understood. If they have any concerns, this is a great way for them to discuss it privately and confidentially.
Training Managers/Team Leaders
If you are the owner of the company, it is vital that you ensure your managers and team leaders are trained with the best possible tools and advice. You should be making sure that they understand how to communicate, be patient, respectful, and encouraging to your employees. It is also important to have managers and team leaders who are enthusiastic about their role and will encourage staff to be the same.
Implementing incentives/forms of praise into your working environment can boost employee morale. Everyone likes to be recognised for their hard work, and everyone wants to feel appreciated at work when they feel they have excelled. Implement incentives for those hard-working employees every month. This may be a day off, a voucher, a bonus etc.
Make The Environment Fun
It is of course the aim of any workplace to remain professional. However, it is also important to bring some fun into the office. Let people get to know a more informal side, so that people feel more comfortable to be themselves. Take a day every now and then to eat out or order in for lunch, or take a fun day out to do an activity.