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        If you’ve noticed that morale seems to be flagging in your workplace, it’s time to take some swift action. The good news is that knowing how to boost morale at work is easy, with these five simple tips.

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        1. It’s Good To Talk

        Staff don’t like to be kept in the dark, so hone your communication skills and keep them up to date with everything that’s going on in the workplace. This can make them feel more valued and involved within the business. Even better, try to get them involved with any decision-making matters which could impact them – they’ll feel grateful for being included, and it’s a sure-fire way to get morale levels soaring.

        1. Dish Out The Praise

        When there’s lots to do and deadlines to meet, it can be easy to forget to say thank you to staff who may have gone the extra mile. Get into the habit of dishing out praise to your workers, no matter how big or small their efforts might have been. Regularly praising staff can help to keep morale levels high, and workers will feel appreciated and valued for everything they do.

        1. Create a Sense of Community

        Not sure how to boost team morale? Get social! All work and no play can send morale levels plummeting, so organise some out-of-work, social activities and events to get staff together, now and again. This can encourage a sense of community within your organisation and will let staff get to know each other better, improving working relationships and the office atmosphere. Plus, having a sociable workplace can be a boon for bosses, as it can raise staff morale, productivity and even retention.

        1. Office Makeover

        Understanding how to boost morale at work involves taking a good, long and honest look at the environment your staff spend their working day in. If you think it’s dull, drab and dated, chances are your workforce will be of a similar opinion – and you won’t be doing employee morale and productivity any favours. Therefore, consider giving your office a revamp, so that it’s more modern, brighter and more appealing to work in – the impact this has on employees will be well worth the effort.

        1. Introduce Incentives

        Simple, easy and effective – three words to describe using incentives to boost staff morale. Incentives can be anything that an employee values, and it doesn’t need to bite into your budget to have an impact. Incentives could be things like offering more flexible working, an additional day’s holiday, or discounts. Bosses will be rewarded too, as introducing employee incentives can increase productivity, motivation, morale and staff retention. What’s not to like?

        If you’re looking to add new recruits to your team, get in touch with the specialists at Headway Recruitment.

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