Improving Workplace Morale and Motivation
This Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) report shares examples of how organizations can boost morale, particularly for innovation and R&D practitioners, by remaining cognizant of employee workplace challenges, providing support, and fostering a culture of innovation. The practices outlined in this report have been used by a variety of organizations across industries working to create a positive work environment while encouraging employees to perform at their highest potential.
- Senior leadership should actively build relationships to better understand morale and the actions that can be taken to sustain and improve it.
- Continued coaching and training opportunities for mid-level managers will have a positive corollary effect on employees and teams.
- Encouraging innovation, both by allowing time for it and soliciting ideas from throughout the organization, demonstrates a commitment to its value that translates through to staff and their dedication to innovation.