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Employee morale

Employee morale, in human resources, is defined as the job satisfaction, outlook, and feelings of well-being an employee has within a workplace setting.[1] Proven to have a direct effect on productivity, it is one of the corner stones of business.


  • History 1
  • Importance and effects 2
  • Advantages and disadvantages 3
  • Methods of raising 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6
  • References 7


Long used by the military as a "mission-critical" measure of the psychological readiness of troops, high morale has been shown to be a powerful driver of performance in all organizations. Extensive research demonstrates its benefits in

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  • Workplace Privacy: How Far is Too Far?

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See also

While there are many more methods than what is listed above, each method is dependent on the workplace.

  1. Recognize employees[8]
  2. Be a respectful manager
  3. Have one-on-one meetings with employees
  4. Invest in employees
  5. Get to know employees

Employees tend to lack motivation to perform their jobs when morale is low. A lack of motivation can also be circular in nature. Management and employees can help increase morale in the workplace by, in no particular order:[7]

Methods of raising

Keeping employee morale high is one of the best things can do to instill loyalty and maintain a productive workplace. In a study conducted at UC Davis, psychologists found that groups of people who kept a journal recording five things that they were grateful for each week were more optimistic, had fewer health problems, got more sleep, and felt better about themselves.[5][6]

  • Compared to employees who are motivated, disengaged workers are less efficient, miss more workdays and cost their employers thousands of dollars in lost productivity.
  • By putting their best face forward, not only they are more attractive, but they are also able to complete their tasks more efficiently.
  • They feel appreciated, important and significant members of the organizational chain and as such, they are ready to maintain a positive action with their colleagues, clients and anyone they come in contact with.
  • When employees are satisfied with their jobs, they are motivated to work harder and contribute the best of their abilities toward the achievement of organizational goals.

The relationship between employee morale and organizational performance is straightforward. Here are a list of advantages and disadvantages:

Advantages and disadvantages

Recognized as one of the major factors affecting productivity and overall financial stability of any business, low training replacement staff.[4]

Importance and effects


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