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Jan
2010

Winston Churchill once said "Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." How is the attitude at your business these days - bright and optimistic, or dragging and dull?

In these tough economic times, it's important to keep people motivated. Not only can a good attitude increase overall productivity, but it can decrease employee turnover and give a group a collective sense of purpose.

But you don't have to break the bank to improve morale. Here are a few cost-effective ways to boost your team spirit:

  • Perk up your surroundings. A new coat of paint is an inexpensive way to brighten an office. In addition to impressing your customers, a nice-looking workplace can have a huge impact on employee satisfaction.
  • Recognize both large and small accomplishments. (After all, being appreciated is a basic human need.) Consider an employee-of-the month program that includes a free lunch or dinner for the lucky winner.
  • Perform community service together. If your team can bond outside of the workplace, they'll work better from 9 to 5. Consider volunteering at a shelter for a day, or having a food drive. Ask your employees for ideas - some may have favorite charities.
  • Bend the schedule a bit. By giving your staff a free pass to leave early a few Fridays each year, you can reap the rewards of higher productivity.
  • Skip the cliches. Nobody really wants to wear a Hawaiian shirt to work!

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