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Why Your Best Employees Are Losing Motivation

There are many ways leaders unknowingly diminish the motivation and enthusiasm of employees. Here are 5 ways you may be destroying the morale of your people


As a leader in the office, it is your responsibility to listen to the needs of your employees. If you want to have a highly committed workforce, your workers need to feel heard and valued.

According to research in one Harvard Management Update column, in about 85 percent of companies, the morale of employees sharply declines after their first six months on the job — and it continues to deteriorate for years afterward.

If you think you are in charge of a disengaged and low-morale staff, here are five reasons why your employees are losing motivation.

1. Lack of participation

Do your employees have the freedom to operate on their own and make necessary changes to how they work? It’s easy to lose motivation in the office if an employee feels like no one takes an interest in his or her ideas. Consider working to have consistent and direct conversations with teams about what they think can be done to improve efficiency or effectiveness.

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