- Make ways so that your employees will feel that they are part of your business. Remember that employees enjoy constant communication from their employers. Employees desire to be productive at work; they only need honest criticism. Talk to them sincerely about their work output because there is a sense of fulfillment if they know that they are productive and helpful to the company. Brainstorming with employees increase their morale a lot as well. Don’t forget that the best ideas can come from rank and file employees.
- Listen sincerely to complaints, questions, and comments of your employees. Have a suggestion box where employees can anonymously write and drop their feelings about the company and their co-workers because there are employees who care about the company but do not want to get involved with issues. Train your supervisors to become sensitive about their subordinates. You can discuss personal issues with your employees if you feel that it already affects their work performance.
- Incentives. It is obvious that employees love bonuses. They appreciate it especially if they feel that they deserved it. But bonuses can be in form of vacation or free seminars and workshops; it is a productive way to shell out money from the company because the return can be twofold or higher in terms of better work performance. Just ensure that you will actualize your promises and you will give equal chance to all employees.
- Loyalty. Employees will dedicate themselves to your company that will result in a much better work output if they feel that the company is loyal to them. One way to show loyalty is hiring people from the company to fill-up a higher position rather than hiring someone new. You can send unproductive employees in another position that you feel they capable of rather than firing them. Also, avoid layoffs as possible.
- Try to have a family ambience in the workplace. Treat your employees as family or friends, and make it that they treat each other more than just co-workers. The success of a company relies on combined effort of employees and employers, so having a family atmosphere will certainly boost employee morale. Have regular company parties, luncheons, and other gatherings they promote family ambience. Have company games from time to time because it lessens stress and it also helps to improve the closeness of your employees, which is very important.
- Know a bit more about your employees. There is no need to ask them or ask someone about their personal lives. Just know their birthdays and hobbies, and the names of their family members. You can have an employee birthday party inside the company or go out once in a while with your employees after working hours.
It is easy to boost the morale of your employees if you are sincere about their welfare. Communication is an important aspect that you should not forget and it must begin in the hiring process. Your company will become more successful if you are triumphant in boosting your employees’ morale.