Organizational Morale Improving morale begins by first providing a positive work environment. “Now-a-days, low morale is a problem in many educational organizations. Low status, poor salary, fear
Jessica Dunkley, Assignment WK 5BB, MBA 713, Prof. Knox, June 23, 2019 of increasing accountability and lack of professional autonomy are the major factors of low teachers’ morale (Rauf, M., Saeed Akhtar, M., Iqbal, Z., & Ahmad Malik, M. 2013).” Encouraging employees to achieve goals with targeted incentives can make the workplace a more satisfying place to be. Job experiences that are seen as positive will stimulate learning whereas job challenges can create high levels of stress for employees Employee incentive programs are a way to boost morale and ease the pressure of those challenges. They work best when they support the organization’s mission, vision, and values. Additionally, employees are more engaged when there is a process for them to contribute their ideas. The Sony Corporation fosters the exchange of ideas within departments by sponsoring an annual Idea Exposition. During the exposition, scientists and engineers display projects and ideas they are working on. Open only to Sony’s employees, this process creates a healthy climate of innovation and engages all those who participate. Fostering a judgement free culture to allow for vocalization gives employees a sense of ownership and pride in their work and organization ("Organizational Culture and Communication", 2018). Recommendation for Future Improvement: Job Satisfaction and Morale P e rsonal recognition is a powerful tool in building morale and motivation. A verbal congratulations, a personal note from a peer or a lunch out with a supervisor are simple ways of continuous positive reinforcement. However, “If you don't have strong, trust- based relationships with your people, every-thing you do to recognize them will be seen as manipulation (SCHAEFER, J. 2010).” One opportunity I believe TCC would benefit from would be from creating an Inspiration Account. From this account, a set amount of
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