Low morale.. One of the most dreaded phrases in the world of work. This label is intended to soften the reality of a deteriorating workplace. Turnover is rising, staff are voluntarily heading out the door as fast as they can, and the ones that are left behind are not exactly who you hoped would be staying.
What To Do?
Um, really? How about a quick list:
1. Smile. Everyday. You may think this is lame, but you all know who the miserable leaders are in your organizations, and I'm betting they don't smile a whole lot. Don't be the miserable leader in your company.
2. Be positive. Yeah, I know the earnings report sucked, and you aren't sure if you'll be able to keep all of your employees. If you're not trying to stay positive you aren't going to inspire anyone, which means no creative ideas are being generated, which means you just became the self-fulfilling prophecy of a lame leader. Don't be the lame leader in your company.
3. Try new things. I say this a lot. Why? Because far too many HR pros hide behind compliance, conservative legal advice and old-school corporate culture and never actually push hard for changes. For God's sake go do something!
How About You
I'd love to hear from you.