Staff morale is a key factor in how engaged and accountable employees feel in their roles. But how do you keep spirits high when business waters are clearly troubled?
Whether it’s a disappointing quarter, failed project or the departure of a popular employee, bad events can have a trickle-down effect on your team’s collective attitude—unless you proactively control how they perceive the change.
Here a few simple ways managers can keep staff inspired during tough times.
Put your best face forward
Managers have significant influence in the formation of workplace attitudes, engagement, and how inspired—or threatened—employees feel in the face of change. If they see or sense that you feel stress, frustration or uncertainty, they will project the same energy.
Change can be scary and threatening—or a catalyst to a brighter future. The departure of a valued employee or abandonment of an initiative can mean the end of an era—or a ne...(register to read more)