Recent studies have shown businesses that have positive work cultures are more productive than those that don’t.  

In this blog, we’ll explore ways to boost team morale, to create a more positive and productive work experience, which will help to retain employees over the long term. 

Promote work-life balance 

Getting the right balance between work and life is important. Offering flexible working hours and hybrid working is a great way to achieve this. 

Businesses who have been proactive in making sure their staff aren’t working after hours and into the evening have found their staff were more energised and upbeat in the mornings, and more productive throughout the day, as they were able to relax, spend time with family and friends, and take up other hobbies.  

Open communication with your employees 

Fostering open and transparent communication with your team members will build trust and create a sense of belonging. 

Regularly sharing updates, providing feedback and encouraging employees to voice their thoughts and concerns, will ensure they feel valued and able to contribute. Employee satisfaction surveys are a great way to see what is, or isn’t working, so you can make any necessary changes.  

Support employee led initiatives  

Incorporate wellness initiatives and health programmes at work to boost physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

Asking staff for ideas on what sessions they would like, or asking for their help in organising sessions, will help to engage staff and build a positive work culture.  

Recognise staff 

Publicly acknowledging and celebrating individual and team achievements, will show you appreciate their efforts and boost morale. 

Recognition can come in the form of verbal praise, written appreciation, or even small rewards or incentives. 

Arrange social events  

Organise team building activities, social events, or outings that allow team members to bond.  

Good relationships among team members will definitely help to create a positive work environment. 

Support development  

Offering employees a chance to progress, learn and develop in the workplace will help to boost morale. 

By investing in training programmes you will make employees feel valued and supported. 

How LeavePlanner can help 

LeavePlanner makes getting the right work-life balance easy. It is simple to manage working from home schedules, as administrators can specify employee working hours, working patterns and rotas. 

One of the biggest factors contributing to staff working extra hours is being short staffed. With LeavePlanner it is easy to maintain the correct staffing levels, by effectively managing holiday and staff absences. It is also easy to manage shift timetables to get cover staff and prevent burnout which can affect team morale. 

Arrange your free trial today, for easy to use absence management software, call Steve on 01252 636 070 or email 

Pssst! Check out our new all-in-one system, HR Planner, which incorporates an easy-to-use leave management solution, designed specifically with SMEs in mind. 


For any queries, call Steve on 01252 636 070 or email