7 steps to bolster sagging morale

Plenty of things can foment ennui—even turmoil—in the workplace. Try these approaches to revitalize your employees and get your organization back on the right track.

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Low morale can permeate your culture, hindering collaboration and hurting customer service.

Don’t blame the hiring process nor any individual employee for sagging morale; the buck stops with company leaders. They, after all, create the work environment through their attitudes, policies and even biases.

A high-morale environment is built on trust, respect, autonomy and recognition.

Before exploring the fixes, let’s look at several causes of low morale:

Here are seven ways to fix low morale:

1. Practice transparency. Don’t pretend morale isn’t low. Employees will respect your honesty, and you can work together to fix the issue.

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