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Human Resources Management - Employees’ Morale And Motivation

Morale - Employees’ Morale And Motivation

   Posted On :  13.06.2018 10:36 pm

Employees’ Morale in general refers to the atmosphere created by the attitudes of the members of an organization.

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Employees’ Morale in general refers to the atmosphere created by the attitudes of the members of an organization. According to the Oxford Dictionary, Morale is understood to be the mental and emotional attitude of a person or group with regard to aspects like confidence, optimism, enthusiasm and willingness. It depicts the degree of contentment with one’s lot or situation. Morale can be drastically improved through morale-boosters like an event, occurrence, or saying which has the potential to change the attitudes of employees. The subject of morale has been gaining the attention of industrial and organizational psychologists and management researchers for more than half a century, since the 1950s.
 
Morale and productivity are said to be positively correlated, especially combined with group cohesiveness, though the increase in productivity is not always proportionate to the extent of morale improvement. Morale could be built in many ways. A free, frank and fair approach to managing by employers pave way for good morale and organizational health. Employees watch closely to see whether profits are being pumped back into the organization as facilities, whether old equipments are being replaced with new ones, whether new jobs are getting added. All of these things are tangible and highly visible signs of a progressive company and hence they build and improve morale.
 
Signs of poor morale include sluggishness or tardiness, high levels of employee turnover, constantly complaining about trivial issues, arriving late and leaving early, or taking off without any satisfactory explanation, dragging out tea-breaks and mealtimes to get the maximum amount of time away from work, blaming colleagues, non-observance of instructions, being reluctant or un-cooperative when extra effort is needed, not measuring up to standards and neglecting to follow instructions.

Results of low morale among employees would include harping back to the past and mulling over failures, developing self-defeating attitudes, ignoring organizational communications, grudgingly accepting the situation, complaining constantly without being prepared to do anything about it, abdicating personal responsibility for performance-inadequacies of the organization and indicating that there could be no expectation of high standards within the organization.
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