Formal recommendation for employee morale boosting
It is important that employee motivation is given the attention that it deserves in all organizations. The same way that companies periodically monitor their financial statements, also the measures which have been put in place to boost morale of their workers should be of paramount concern. Data relating to employee safety hazards, commission for outstanding performance and long service should be recorded and compared over years and any deviations recorded to assist the management in monitoring the efforts in place to boost the morale of the organization’s workers.
Without any regard to the measures which are used, it is essential that one is able to evaluate and track motivation efforts by use of the relevant HR metrics. Employers across several industries have realized that putting emphasis on motivation of the employees can pay off in several ways. For instance there is reduced absenteeism, low labor turn over, increased productivity and lower incidences of industrial action.
However, it is pertinent that the companies consider their employee diversity when designing programs aimed at boosting the worker’s morale. For instance, an African- American may not value some of the appreciatory gestures same way as a Chinese. Therefore, due to geographical, cultural, social and economic diversity of locations where employers such as multinationals may have operations, it is essential that they provide morale boosting programs which are appropriate for the intended beneficiaries. This calls for understanding of the needs and cultural leanings of areas where they are put in place.
Emotional/ mental health of employees is also of paramount importance. Events such as divorce, medical problems or death of a spouse can affect an employee negatively leading to poor job performance. In such cases, the supervisors or managers in charge of these employees should contact the HR staff who can refer the specific employees for further treatment by professionals.
This form of motivation makes the employees to realize that they are valued members of the organization for which they work. Finally, it is important that the employees are involved when coming up with morale boosting programs. This averts a situation whereby management comes up with motivation programs which have no value to the intended beneficiaries.