Morale is the attitude toward or perception of the job, work environment, team members, managers and the organization as a whole.
Since morale is created within each employee, it is often considered an elusive quality.
Positive employee morale is usually exhibited by confidence, discipline and willingness to perform. There are no single factors that explain high or low morale, but rather a combination of related factors.
In today’s economic reality, the root cause of low employee morale can include job security issues, uncertain business conditions, limited upward mobility, a perceived lack of fair compensation and excessive outsourcing practices. In such an environment, employees focus more on their career choices, a sense of personal well-being and financial future.
The following is a checklist of important questions you should try to answer regarding your employee morale. This will help you ensure you’re creating a culture that allows your team to feel good about themselves and where they work.