5 tips for boosting morale in the year ahead

12/30/2008 | Wall Street Journal, The

Tom Rath, co-author of "Strengths Based Leadership," offers five ways managers can boost employee morale in 2009. "There's more fear and insecurity in workplaces today than I've ever seen," Rath says. "If managers can do a good job of helping employees to feel secure and see light at the end of the tunnel, they might actually boost per-person productivity." Rath says managers should be candid about the company's health, show workers they care about them, maintain workplace traditions to provide stability, suggest improvements that could help the business while offering workers hope and spend more time talking about employee strengths than weaknesses.

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