Date Added: Jan 2010
Morale is vital to your team and organization. During weak economic times, poor morale can be the catalyst for disaster. This paper provides a list of proven techniques to improve team morale within your organization. (1) Have a team lunch. (2) Designate one bulletin board or cubical wall as a place to post cartoons, jokes, humorous photos, etc. (3) Attach a cartoon or short joke to the more mundane memos you distribute to the team. (4) Schedule an office meeting away from the office. (5) Hold special days. (6) Betting pools for events like the Super Bowl, Academy Awards, Kentucky Derby, NCAA Basketball March Madness, etc. (7) Take turns designating someone to tell a joke or a story during a daily humor break. (8) Bring a camera to work and get candid shots of employees. (9) Be sure to smile and say hello to your staff. (10) Work out a flex time schedule. (11) Remind yourself and your staff that things are not as bad as they sometimes seem during the stress of the moment.