When it comes to being a boss, you would like to think you are well-liked and well-respected, but when you notice there is a lack of drive, or commitment to the goals of the company in your employees, you can start to wonder what you’re doing wrong. You like to think of yourself as a good boss. You pat employees on the back for a job well-done, reward them and try to be encouraging overall, but are your employees still unresponsive? Has a once enthusiastic worker, now become the zombie of the office? Don’t freak out because you may be able to fix it. According to David Lee of Tlnt.com and and some other experts there are reasons why your employees are just not that into you. More
Topic: employee morale
Everyone is talking about the benefits of happy workers, but what about the cost? Is a positive workforce really the best investment? More
As the US economy improves, it’s likely that employee morale will improve with it. When people feel secure in their jobs, when resources aren’t as scarce, and when workers sense they have other options if their current job doesn’t work out, they tend to feel happier at work. If you’re the kind of boss who wants to keep office morale down in the dumps, the gradual improvement of the economy is worrisome. If you’re looking for sure-fire ways to keep employees feeling horrible about their jobs and resentful of you, read on for 10 invaluable tips. (If for some reason that’s not your thing, think of this as a what-not-to-do list.) More
Let’s all take a minute to let this statistic sink in. Gallup reported that employee disengagement costs US companies $300 billion annually. That would be $300,000,000,000 a year. Just in case you didn’t understand. More
Tonight, my company will host our annual holiday party. We’ve rented out an amazing catering hall. There will be plenty of free alcohol, although as an alcohol distributor, that’s to be expected. Someone will win a 60” flat screen TV. Dozens more will get neons and pub mirrors. Last year, they even gave out an old-fashioned toboggon and a huge wooden wagon. Not a single employee will miss this event. In fact, our night crew come in early so that they’ll have time to attend. It is, by far, the most beloved company tradition we have.
It’s not the extravagant gifts or even the prime rib that make this party so important. It’s the fact that every year, the owners of our company get together and throw their employees a party to thank us all for a hard year’s work. And ya know what? That means something.