Maintaining morale

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The importance of maintaining a positive approach to work, even during these turbulent times, is a regular theme of our Career Evolution articles.  There are many ways you can approach this, and the right tips need to be tailored to the needs of your individual business. However, we have compiled a few of the ones we think are most important to give you a starting point.

Communicate more

People are generally more engaged when they are kept informed and understand what is happening to them and why. It also helps if you listen to their comments too.

Ideas anyone?

Morale improves when your team feels valued. Encourage, share and implement innovations and ideas. This is particularly important while so many of us are still working from home.

Celebrate success

Even during difficult times it is important to celebrate success – whether this is a new project win, completion of an existing project or the acknowledgement of an award – celebrate, even if it’s just with a coffee and a cake via Zoom!

And appreciate a job well done

Saying ‘thank you’ goes a long way towards helping with morale. Appreciation doesn’t need to cost money, it just has to be genuine.


Smiling is contagious and is scientifically proven to have a beneficial effect on both the smiler and the smilee.

Offer flexibility

It might not always be possible to reward people financially. However, offering some flexibility in working hours might help people feel more motivated.

The right environment

Everything from the lighting to the heating, the seating and the technology all have a role to play in how someone feels about their workplace. Again, with so many workers currently in their home environment, it might just be a case if checking they have everything that they need to get the job done.

Giving something back

Many people like the opportunity to be able to give something back to the community. Encouraging your team to get involved in community projects – or fundraise for charity – builds your reputation with your staff and your local area.

Have fun…

You spend a huge percentage of your life working, so take the time to have some fun in your working day too. A short break from the daily grind will help make the team work more effectively.