How to Improve Team Morale

  • 5 on-demand lessons
  • Reflection exercises
  • Insights from other leaders globally
  • A cheat sheet summarizing best practices

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  1. Defining Morale Free

    6 mins
    As leaders, it is important to consider the morale of our team. Poor morale leads to… Higher turnover,Decreased employee engagement,Strained customer relationships, andImpedes c...
  2. Meaning + Preferences

    7 mins
    Instead of saying “I need to improve team morale” consider saying “I need to improve my team’s morale in service of _____ [what] and for _____ [who]. Improving morale isn’t abou...
  3. Choice + Deadlines

    10 mins
    Do not: Say asap, urgent, or should.  Exerting a feeling of pressure or control unknowingly chips away at people’s intrinsic motivation. Pressure makes performance worse, the q...
  4. Trust + Care

    7 mins
    Do not: Try to measure morale all the time.  Remember, morale can influence engagement, motivation, culture, and retention but it is not the sole indicator.  Pitfalls of measur...
  5. Action Plan Going Forward

    3 mins
    Remember that morale is more than just its outcomes.  Don’t ask “How can I help you? ” Instead, ask specific questions. Don’t require participation.  Instead, figure out work pr...
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About your trainers…

Claire Lew
CEO at Know Your Team

Claire’s mission in life is to help people become happier at work. She’s been published in Harvard Business Review, Business Insider, Inc, CNBC, and Fortune, among others. She speaks internationally on how to create more open honest work environments.

Jenny Nichols
Leadership Trainer and Coach at Know Your Team

Jenny has a clear vision for the future: No more bad bosses. She has 10+ years in leadership development, and is pursuing her Ph.D. so she can better align data and research to leadership practices. She works with leaders to help them thrive.

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