Creative Ways to Boost Employee Morale and Engagement
I am an Associate Professor of Organizational Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business, Director of Academic Service-Learning (Office of Engaged Learning, Center for Social Impact), and previously the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Ethics. I am also a human capital leadership and performance management consultant, a CIPD Academic Fellow, and an HEA Senior Fellow. I was recently a Fulbright Scholar (Minsk, Belarus; Jakarta, Indonesia), a POSCO Fellow at the East-West Center (Honolulu, Hawaii; Washington D.C.), a Learning Innovation Research Fellow at the Institute of Teaching and Learning Innovation (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia), an Educational Development Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Teaching and Learning (University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada), a Visiting Scholar at the Wilson Center (Washington, D.C.), and I am a regular visiting faculty member in other international graduate business programs (U.S., U.K., France, Belarus, Poland, and China).
I am passionate about teaching, love to conduct research, enjoy working with organizations in the community, and love writing in all styles—from academic, to professional, to op-ed, to other creative writing projects—and have been published widely in academic journals, books, magazines, and in popular media locally, nationally, and abroad (such as The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and USA Today). I have also been extensively quoted and cited as a management expert in popular press nationally and abroad and I enjoy my involvement in various service assignments and activities, both on and off of campus.
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Employee morale is more important than you may think because it has a direct impact on productivity and profitability. When employee morale is high, employees are happier, more engaged and the quality of work produced increases significantly which allow companies to be more profitable. When morale is low there is a ripple effect and the result is a less productive work environment with higher levels of stress and conflict. This course will help leaders develop a greater understanding of the impact of motivation in the workplace and provide 7 creative ways to boost employee morale and engagement now!
Happy employees are more productive employees however research shows that in 85 percent of fortune 1000 companies, employee morale greatly declines after the first six months on the job (Sirota Survey Intelligence, 2001-2004.)When morale is low employees disengage. It is not enough to provide high salaries and bonuses. Employees need to feel valued. Employee morale and engagement can be significantly increased with the implementation of a few simple, consistent strategies. There are numerous benefits when morale is high including, less stress, lower rates of absenteeism and turnover, improved productivity, better quality of work and an increased bottom line.
- Understand the psychology of motivation at work
- Learn how to positively influence employee behavior
- Understand the correlation between morale and engagement
- Prevent employee disengagement before it occurs
- Identify 7 new ways to increase employee morale
Who Should Attend
This course is a must for leaders and managers seeking to engage employees in new ways and increase morale to improve the quality of work as well as create a more harmonious work environment.