Many times in business, as in life, people’s perspectives determine their attitudes more than any actual situation does. To improve morale is to change your team’s perspective versus looking for a golden answer. Leaders of an organization can spend all their time focusing on these changes and continue to experience negative emotions, or they can choose to change the perspective of their people. Which do you think is more productive and advantageous?
In some situations, a company may hire a motivational speaker to address the group about a tragedy and, as a result, employees get motivated and may be eager to make the best of their personal situation. Why is that? What happened was a change of perspective.
When leaders are faced with low employee morale, their job is to hold their team members accountable by teaching them to be grateful before they can be successful and happy even if they are not necessarily content.