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Dealing with Problem Team Members

As leader of your organization, you have recently noticed that employee morale is at an all-time low. Your company has undergone several drastic changes in the past few months including new management and equipment along with adjustments in scheduling and production demands, and you feel that these changes have a lot to do with the decline in morale. Explain some of the actions you would take to increase employee morale.

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Research has shown that employee morale is directly related to productivity; the more stressed and dissatisfied employees are the more productivity will fall. On the other hand, happy employees mean more gets done in a healthy, fruitful work environment [1]. I would like to take the following actions to boost employees' morale:

a) Recognize the value of the employees: The primary key to increase the morale is to recognize the value of the employees. Many business have the attitude that employees are a 'dime a dozen'. If one leaves, another can be found to take their place without much trouble on their part. While this maybe true to some extent, the cost of advertising, interviewing and training the new employee can be prohibitive [1].

b) Appreciate the ...

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Research has shown that the productivity of the employees is directly related to their morale i.e. the higher the morale the higher the productivity. Stressed and dissatisfied employees are often less productive. Therefore, it is essential for the team leaders to keep their employees morale high. There are certain steps which management team can follow to keep their employees morale high.

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