The most successful business leaders and managers acknowledge team morale as an important factor in the company’s success. Morale pertains to the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or a group of people at a particular time. It is the mental and emotional condition of an individual or group with regards to the function or tasks at hand.
With that, it is clearly important for leaders to boost the morale of their team members to guarantee company success. The employees or the people running the company, from the front-end representation of the team to the backend and support people, are the foundation of the organization. A productive, confident, and motivated team is a must for a company to succeed.
1. Customer satisfaction.
A satisfied team member equates to a satisfied customer. When there is no reason for employees to feel disgruntled and complain, they will have more time giving their best performance of their day to day tasks resulting in increased customer satisfaction.
2. Increase in profit.
When employees are motivated, they are more willing to accomplish their individual tasks and are more likely to engage in a healthy competition with their colleagues. This leads to everyone participating in generating higher profits for the company.
3. Improved Productivity
Boosting employees’ morale gives them the confidence to get the job done faster. They will spend less time doubting their decisions and questioning each other’s ideas and will focus on working together and collaborating on ways to complete the job more efficiently. Employees will also be proactive in coming up with ideas and suggestions that are beneficial to the company.
4. Absenteeism is managed.
Team members who lack morale are more prone to absenteeism. Too often, they will lose the excitement in going to work and feel resentful of having to wake up and go to the office. Give them a reason to be excited about going to work by personally showing gestures of appreciation. Without reinforcement and show of appreciation undermines their value and gives them a feeling that their absence makes no difference and the company can operate without them.
5. Attrition is kept to a minimum.
When people are no longer happy in the workplace, they entertain the thought of leaving more frequently until they finally do. There could only be one team member who takes the step out, but if the reason for leaving is not addressed with urgency, expect more feet to follow.
Ensuring that your team members are happy and motivated and making them feel valued will give them no time to contemplate on leaving and will instead utilize their time thinking of ways on how they can do their job better.
6. Free advertisement/marketing for your business.
Happy employees are the best promoters of your business. When your employees are happy, they will not contemplate on other job opportunities and will instead initiate promoting the company to their friends. They love being a part of it so much that they would want their friends to be part of it too. Here are more tips to cultivate a happy and positive workplace.