Smart ways to improve morale in your workplace this week

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By Henry Brown

As a business owner it is important to look after the health or your employees. As well as all the day to day running of a business, ensuring a happy office environment is crucial and will impact productivity.

There are a lot of things you can do to garner better morale in your office this year, but as the year draws to a close we want to focus on just a few small steps you can take this week.

Improve morale in your office and productivity in turn; to be more successful and drive sales before the festive period.

Organize a team-building exercise 

If you have noticed a lack of atmosphere in your office of late; this could be down to the fact that no one really knows each other. When you hire new team members it can often take a while for them to come out of their shell, and for a new team altogether this could create a very quiet and stale workspace. Take your team on a team building exercise this week and allow them to get to know each other outside the office.

Offer relevant training 

An important role you have as an employer is to take on the career aspects of the ones under your care. This means as a good leader you will want your staff to succeed and grow their skills during their time with you, even exceeding what skills are needed for their role. Offering training and support to individuals helps them feel valued, and even when they become overqualified they are more likely to stay at your company and show loyalty because of the respect you show.

Be transparent with your team 

It is important as a business owner to not hide things from the people who work for you. Whether it be a budgetary problem or an issue with a project; you should be open with those on your board and below and get some advice. You never know how much people can help you if you just tell them the problem.

Understand the risks of a bad work environment 

Did you know that if a workspace is considered poor and morale is toxic, an employee can go to an employment lawyer to sue you? It is incredibly important not only for the well-being of your employees but your financial stability. Make sure that you provide a flexible and happy work environment for your employees because if you don’t you can risk losing it all.

Provide mental support

Working in an office can be stressful at times, and many workers will have days where it becomes too much. As an employer, there is a lot you can do to support the mental health of your employees and help them to be happier. Consider meeting for a one on one with your employee and discussing what they want out of the role; what they are struggling with; and what may help them improve.

Show your staff that you care this year and boost morale in your office.


Henry Brown is an online marketing executive. When he isn’t talking shop, he’s roaming the streets of London, uncovering the extra-ordinary in the ordinary.

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