Low Employee Morale - Get To The Root Of The Problem

As a small business owner, you've got your hands full.

Running a small business requires a team of dedicated and trustworthy employees who value its success as much as you do.

There is nothing better than a "well-oiled machine" in terms of the staff that makes up your business.

The reality, however, is that the well-oiled machine you dream of (while it may exist at times) will always need some work.

Low employee morale is at times an inevitable part of any business. But before you can resolve the issue, you have to get to the root of the problem. 

Topics: HR Employee Coaching

What You Need To Know To Fix Low Employee Morale In The Office

A small business is only as strong as its weakest member so employee morale is a significant factor in success.

Your employees contribute when they feel invested in the company and when they feel like they are an important asset.

Many times employers overlook the obvious and focus more on money thinking that this is the prime motivator.

This is not always the case. However, there are some valuable insights into how you can maintain and/or improve your low employee morale.

Topics: HR Employee Coaching

4 Reasons You Should Invest In How To Improve Employee Performance

Managers today are much like the evolving parent. Times have changed in the landscape of parenting and in many respects, much like the hard to manage millennial child, so is the evolving workforce. 

So what challenges do business managers face in dealing with an evolving workforce? One major challenge is employee productivity. Why? 

Topics: Employee Coaching Leadership

Developing Leaders: The Ugly Truth About Disengaged Employees

Believe it or not, disengagement costs the US $450-550 billion each year in lost productivity according to Glassdoor. Seventy (yes 70) percent of employees are currently disengaged in the US. This is ridiculously high, and chances are there are many disengaged employees at your company.

Topics: Employee Coaching Leadership

Developing Leaders: Not-So-Typical Team Building Activities

Now that we've covered all the theoretical aspects of building and maintaining a cohesive and effective team, let's switch things up and have some fun!

I'm sure we've all had that one boss who tried to implement team building excercises that were more awkward, or even unusual, than fun (think Michael Scott from The Office). 

But give the guy a break, it's difficult coming up with activities that aren't cliche and are also stimulating. However, we'll save you some trouble of brainstorming engaging and fun team building activities and give you our top three favorites!   

Topics: HR Supervisor Training Employee Coaching Leadership