Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Morale In The Workplace

Recently, another blogger (Liz with the lit devil horns) remarked on a workplace change in policy that probably resulted in a negative reaction on morale in the workplace. My company has lost some good people recently, because of increased expectations with no reward beyond "You're lucky to work here, things are worse everywhere else" mentality. When it became obvious there will always be alternatives for good workers, top management started asking the departing "What can we do differently?" We will see the result of this imput in the next three months. I am skeptical, but you never know. I do not work in a growth industry, and much of our customer base is gone, lost to overseas competition. We as a company are doing way better than most, but as humans we would like to see a carrot once in awhile!


Kayla said...

Darn right!
Dangle a carrot in front of me and you'll go far :-)

Spidey said...

A carrot or simply acknowledging something positive in an employee can go a long way. Most people just want a little recognition for a job well done. Nothing more, nothing less.

I appreciate you, BuffaloDickdy.
You are insightful and thoughful. feel better already, don't cha?


Lindsey said...

The whole office politics thing has been running us ragged in our place too. :o(

Liz said...

Yea, hope they distribute those carrots all evenly. Maybe they should weigh and measure both length and circumferece of each carrot to insure fairness. Hmmm what to do about color and taste. All is lost ;)

Lynda said...

You would be surprised at how far moral went down when they took away our casual Friday at the one job I worked at. It was bad enough it was only every other week.

Now I have casual Friday every week. Ahhhh!