2 Ways To Boost Employee Morale


If you have a staff that you are trying to manage, you know that it's important to make sure that morale stays high. A happy staff is a productive staff. There are a lot of things that you can do that will help raise staff morale and make your employees feel like you are noticing them and their contributions. 

Staff Portraits

One thing you can do is to create a portrait wall. This would be a wall where you can post portraits of all your current employees and their job titles, as well as executive portraits. You could have a professional photographer come in to take the pictures or arrange for your employees to go to a photography studio. Having a professional take the picture will make sure that pictures come out as well as they can. You can arrange the pictures by department or alphabetically, or in any other fashion that makes sense to you and your staff. If you decide to do this, you will want to make sure that you keep the pictures up to date so that any new hires see their names up there too. 

Employee Spotlight

Another thing you can do is to arrange an employee spotlight. You may want to do that weekly or you may choose to do it monthly. If you do this, then you might share a little bit of trivia about that employee or something special that they have done for the company. For example, if your employee has just closed a big deal and they are the spotlight employee, then you could talk about the deal, what it was about, and what the employee did in order to close that deal. You can send out the information as a group email or put the information out on a bulletin board or the outside of the person's cubicle. If you do decide to do an employee spotlight, make sure that you are careful about how you choose your employees to spotlight. You want everyone to feel like they are noticed. You also don't want to make anyone feel uncomfortable, so you may have to adjust how each employee is spotlighted. 

Keeping your staff's morale high is important. It can help with turnover rates as well as productivity. There are many things that you can do to help with that morale. The important thing is that you choose what meets your business' needs as well as the needs of your employees.    


22 February 2017

The Ocean and Photography: My Two Loves Combined

Ever since my parents allowed me to snap a few photos on their camera on vacation when I was a young child, I have loved photography. While we lived in the Midwest, I became hooked on taking photographs of the ocean and boats when we visited the Florida coast during one of our trips together. I found that just being near the ocean really made me happy, and after we returned home, I was able to "take the ocean with me" to experience that same feeling by taking photos of it. Being near the ocean is so calming and uplifting, but most people don't live near the coasts and don't get to experience its beauty every day. I now live by the ocean, so I decided to create a blog to share my tips about how you can best photograph the things you love.