Boosting Employee Moral and Productivity in the Workplace Essay

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Boosting Employee Moral and Productivity in the Workplace
Temisha Walston-Harding
Bryant and Stratton College
ENGL 305 Research and Writing III
December 10, 2011
Professor K. Nelson

TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGES

INTRODUCTION 3

Professional and Personal Development 5

A SENSE OF BELONGING 6

RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION……………………………………………. 7

CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………………. 9

SAMPLE SURVEY QUESTIONS……………………………………………………. 10

REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………… 12

Boosting Employee Morale and Productivity in the Workplace

Introduction

For many, going to work is not just a job
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The results of the surveys and interviews almost mimicked Maslow’s pyramid. The second level of the pyramid, safety is more ambiguous. Under the current economic conditions, many employees believe that their since of safety is threatened and as the economy slowly starts to pick up, management should address these issues head-on. We will now transition into the key items identified by employees to be items of concern in the workplace.

Professional and personal development
Personal and professional development is two key elements that can improve employee morale and increase productivity. This is where the benefit of employee retention is found. Through discussion with management, it was determined that this is an area which is almost always completely ignored. Employees have made it known several times that there were no real resources to continue to develop within the company. There was a time when employees developed without having a more extensive educational background but times have changed. Over 50% of employees do not have a college degrees due to the cost associated with attending school however two-thirds have stated they would take advantage of tuition reimbursement if it were available to them. This is an important aspect if we want to identify, nurture and retain employees willing to gain additional education. Another issue stated was the lack of a clearer path for promotion or advancement opportunities.

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