Every company wants to create a great company culture. They want morale to be high, and they want to create a destination where the best people in their industry want to work. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen, and morale won’t always be high.
Even if you invest significant time and effort into building a great company culture, there will be times when company morale is poor. Market factors, company performance, staffing shake ups and many other events can all influence how people are feeling in your company.
The key is to identify when morale takes a dive, so you can do something about it and get things back on track as quickly as possible.
WAYS TO TELL IF YOU HAVE POOR COMPANY MORALE
Here are 4 common signs that your company has a morale problem on its hands:
1. DIP IN PERFORMANCE:
Poor morale within a specific department or the company as a whole can lead to a dip in overall performance. If you notice the quality of work starting to take a dive, key metrics are not being met, deadlines are being missed and other performance issues are occurring, it could be a sign that morale is low.
2. CHANGE IN ATTITUDE:
A change in attitude, especially over a very short period of time, can signal that an event or action has negatively impacted company morale. A lack of employee engagement, changes in mood, changes in communication patterns, an increase in sick days, and a general feeling of unhappiness are all signs that morale is an issue that needs to be addressed.
3. INCREASE IN EMPLOYEES LEAVING:
Employees are more willing to look for work elsewhere and exit the organization if morale is low. If you have noticed an increase in the number of employees leaving the company, there is a good chance that you have a morale problem and it needs to be addressed.
4. LACK OF MOTIVATION:
Has your employees’ motivation and sense of urgency seem to have disappeared? Have they simply resorted to doing the bare minimum? Then morale may be impacting your team’s motivation level, something that could have repercussions for many areas of the company.
When these signs are present, it’s vital that you take action. Understand the issues that are causing the poor morale and create a solution that will help your employees get back on track.
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Jesse’s role with AugmentHR is to seek out organizations that can truly benefit from our unique approach to solving HR and talent acquisition problems. After 17 years in the recruitment industry, Jesse is driven to educate on more efficient and cost effective ways to approach hiring. Jesse has worked in every facet of talent acquisition: staffing, corporate, consulting, and as an independent contractor. He has a keen interest in helping others and spends much of his time volunteering with non-profit organizations, like CivicAction, 360Kids and Treble Victor Group. Always on the move, Jesse fills the rest of his free time competing in a variety of sports. Jesse is a former 5 time Karate Ontario champion, military biathlon champion, and an Ironman triathlete.