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Morale


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  məˈral/
  noun
  1. the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time.
    "their morale was high"
    synonyms:confidenceself-confidenceself-esteem, spirit(s), team spiritenthusiasm
    "morale in the company has been high"



     Morale (also known as esprit de corps (French pronunciation: ​[ɛspʀi də kɔʀ])) is the capacity of a
     group's members to maintain belief in an institution or goal, particularly in the face of opposition
     or hardship. Morale is often referenced by authority figures as a generic value judgment of the
     willpower, obedience, and self-discipline of a group tasked with performing duties assigned by a
     superior. According to Alexander H. Leighton, "morale is the capacity of a group of people to pull
     together persistently and consistently in pursuit of a common purpose".[1] Morale is important in
     the military, because it improves unit cohesion. Without good morale, a force will be more likely
     to give up or surrender. Morale is usually assessed at a collective, rather than an individual level.
     In wartime, civilian morale is also important. Esprit de corps is considered to be an important part
     of a fighting unit.

     Employee morale, in human resources, is defined as the job satisfaction, outlook, and feelings of
     well-being an employee has within a workplace setting.[6] Proven to have a direct effect on
     productivity, it is one of the corner stones of business.


     6 Things That Kill Morale  |  LinkedIn, Dr. Travis Bradberry                                                                         08/21/2017
     What makes you happy at work? Maybe you have a great boss who gives you the freedom
     to be creative, rewards you for going the extra mile, and helps you to reach your career
     goals. Maybe you have none of the above and are updating your résumé as we speak.

     It’s pretty incredible how often you hear managers complaining about their best employees
     leaving, and they really do have something to complain about—few things are as costly and
     disruptive as good people walking out the door. But managers tend to blame their turnover
     problems on everything under the sun while ignoring the crux of the matter: people don’t
     leave jobs; they leave managers


     You Can Boost Employee Morale  |  TheBalance.com, Susan M. Heathfield                                             08/04/2017
     Employee morale describes the overall outlook, attitude, satisfaction, and confidence
     that employees feel at work. When employees are positive about their work environment
     and believe that they can meet their most important career and vocational needs at work,
     employee morale is positive or high.

     Like employee motivation, you can’t give an employee positive morale. As an employer,
     though, you do control large components of the environment in which employees work
     each day.