Four Ways To Improve Office Morale

It is simple facts: the happier worker are at work, the more productive they are, the better the results are for the business. That is why management types are always looking for ways to increase morale and make the workplace happier in the long run.

How do you go about improving office morale? We have four of the best ways in which you can do that without going too crazy. Keep reading to find out what they are:

  1. Create competitions
    Some experts in the field have discouraged having competitions or contests in the workplace because it creates a hostile and competitive environment. But it all depends on the type of contest you are establishing. If you are making something fun and exciting, and less focused on work, then you will notice your employees get more actively involved. And then it create a more engaging workplace – as well as increasing morale.
  2. Make a ‘day’
    Remember in school when you had casual clothes day? Well why not take a left out of the book when it comes to school and apply it to the workplace? By creating a special day, you are providing a platform for your employees to be themselves and look towards something. It can anything from “funny hats day” to “Mexican day”. Whatever you feel helps creates a bond with your employees and increases morale, do it.
  3. Flexible hours
    In today’s workplace, the 9-5 is slowly dying out. Yes, it exists, but people are expecting the workplace to be flexible and adjusted when needed. This means that your employees should feel the freedom to go adjust their work timetable and do what they want in terms of work hours and their projects. Provide your employees with this type of freedom, and they’ll happier – which means higher work productivity.
  4. Host events to build connections
    Every now and then management should open up the purses and bring together the team. That means creating events, nights and parties in which employees can come together to let loose and be themselves. This will help employees feel appreciated by management, as well as looking forward to build connections with their fellow employees. Start a bunch of events to help improve the morale of your office.

If you were wondering where we got this information, we spoke to the experts at ICML, the leader of providing management courses throughout Australia. From assertiveness training in Sydney to management short courses in Brisbane, they have you covered!