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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Can employee morale and productivity be boosted in the work place through various program incentives? I am proposing that a process be introduced which recognizes individual as well as team contributions through other means. It has been noted in several readings and throughout companies that employees with high morale are more productive than those unhappy counterparts. This is also a way to reduce the cost associated with recruiting and training of new employees replacing those who lack productivity and morale.
The basic principles of human motivation are a constant. Many employees in companies throughout pride themselves on a “new school” approach to employee satisfaction issues. Years ago (and still for some) the idea of “if you don’t like it than quit” still exist but through the use of the items identified, that approach wont be necessary. An overwhelming number of surveyed employees have the thought that this way still exist at many companies. To gain a better understanding of how to motivate employees to boost morale, management must first understand the basic human needs associated. Many of the needs are best represented by Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid.

Many employers achieve satisfying the first level of needs identified as the physiological through compensation. The income earned by employee is what is used to take care of needs such as food, shelter, utilities