Employee morale and productivity – What is the correlation?

The signs point to YES.


There have been countless studies covering exactly this question and similar topics about staff motivation and morale. The result can often be summarized as: “Happy, content, and healthy employees = Better productivity”. But the correlation between morale and productivity extends far beyond the confines of the workplace.

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, morale is “the mental and emotional condition (as of enthusiasm, confidence, or loyalty) of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand”.

It’s simply difficult to do your best work when your or the ones around you are suffering from low morale.

How to improve employee morale

There are three steps to the process of improving employee morale, and as a result of it: productivity:

  1. Assess the current situation

    and find out if someone in the workplace suffers from low morale. This can be done in several ways such as personal interviews or surveys.

  2. Understand the cause of low employee morale and productivity

    by analyzing the information gathered in the assessment step. Try to be as specific as possible describing the causes to be able to prepare for the last step: improving morale.

  3. Take steps to improve employee morale and productivity.

    Once you’re aware that someone or several employees are suffering from low morale and why, be direct in taking steps to improve it. Meet with them one-on-one to discuss it, implement new routines and processes to prevent the thing causing low morale, and help your employees in any way you can.

Low morale can be the result of countless things both in the workplace and at home, and the reason for it will vary to a great degree depending on the individual. The only incorrect way is to not address it at all. The longer negative morale is left to fester, the harder it will be to turn around. Address the issues as quickly as possible, and make it clear that you sincerely want to turn around the morale. You will need honest feedback from your employees as well as any ideas for how to improve morale.

Improve employee morale and productivity with the Remente App

Assessing, understanding, and improving morale should be a continuous process where your employees have the option of expressing themselves whenever they want or need. Remente provides organizations with a digital platform, helping you keep track of and better understand your employee’s emotions and state of mind. It also enables your employees to influence their morale, productivity, and well-being through motivational tools.

We assist and support the organization throughout the wellbeing initiative of their employees and offer an instantly scalable, data-driven, and engaging approach to a healthier and better-performing organization.

Sign up for a free demo of Remente today and experience how it can help you increase staff motivation and productivity.

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