Boosting Employee Moral and Productivity in the Workplace

Boosting Employee Moral and Productivity in the Workplace

Boosting Employee Moral and Productivity in the Workplace
Temisha Walston-Harding
Bryant and Stratton College
ENGL 305 Research and Writing III
December 10, 2011
Professor K. Nelson

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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INTRODUCTION 3

Professional and Personal Development 5

A SENSE OF BELONGING 6

RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION……………………………………………. 7

CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………………. 9

SAMPLE SURVEY QUESTIONS……………………………………………………. 10

REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………… 12

Boosting Employee Morale and Productivity in the Workplace

Introduction

For many, going to work is not just a job but an adventure.   Productivity and morale in the work place is just not what it used to be.   The current climate of the world’s economic condition has made work life a problematic situation for many.   Through the use of surveys and interviews, I have found three areas of concern that should be addressed in order to modify the turbulent climate in the work place.  
  1.   Professional and personal development. Many industries have a poor track record of nurturing employee development beyond the duties of what they are employed for.   A large opportunity to develop exists by mentoring, coaching and offering continuing education incentives to employees.
  2. A sense of belonging.   One of the recurring themes in the surveys taken showed that far too many employees have little to no sense of belonging to the organization.   Creation of a sense of belonging is a key element when setting goals and objectives.   By doing so, it will foster a sense of togetherness missing among employees.
  3. Recognition and appreciation.   There are numerous studies that show besides being rewarded monetarily, a sense of being recognized and appreciated is vital to employee morale.   Currently, management is working to manipulate the processes already in...

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