Do Your Employees Seem Sluggish or Unhappy? Part 1 of 2

September 29th, 2015

Do you get the sense that once excited and happy employees are now lifeless sitting at their desk?

 

Today’s post is written by Heather Powell, Director of the Customer Focus Team & Project Manager at SafeSourcing Inc

Do you get the sense that once excited and happy employees are now lifeless sitting at their desk, or on robotic mode? The thrill of the job seems lost to them?

 

 

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This multi-part blog will discover causes to low morale and helpful tips on how to increase morale. This is not only a great beginning for businesses in procurement, but in any business or industry.

But what is morale? According to Dictionary.com; Morale is an emotional or mental condition with respect to cheerfulness, confidence, zeal, etc., especially in the face of opposition, hardship, etc., and Google.com explains morale as, “the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.”

There are multiple reasons for low morale and some of them could be overlapping one another, but there is good news! Identifying the underlying reason for the low morale is the first step in increasing morale.

  1. Poor Communication
  2. Management Decisions
  3. Lack of Training
  4. Limited Personal Growth
  5. Limited Professional Growth
  6. Lack of Respect
  7. No Common Goals
  8. Misaligned Goals
  9. Economy
  10. Layoffs
  11. Impending Layoffs
  12. Other Industries Suffering
  13. Lack of Work/Life Balance
  14. Little or No Accountability

List from www.slideshare.net/LoriReed/Morale-issues-in-your-library

 

These are just a few of many reasons, but do not be discouraged in learning what brings morale down. Knowledge is power and knowing a few of the reasons for low morale in your employees helps discover what will increase morale.

Stay tuned for the next blog on how you can increase morale in your employees and increase productivity.

SafeSourcing can assist you in exploring your procurement solutions for your business or on our “Risk Free” trial program, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service Representative.  We have an entire customer services team waiting to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.

 

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