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Q: Our company has just been through a spate of redundancies. Staff morale is really low. As a manager I feel responsible. How can I help improve morale?

A: In times of change morale is frequently affected. How to retain and motivate your staff after a redundancy programme is vital to the organisation’s continued performance.

Firstly, recognise there are likely to be mixed feelings about the redundancies. Some employees may be feeling insecure, while others might be missing old colleagues and the way the company was before they left. It is important to start rebuilding a strong organisational culture.

Ensure the direction of the new organisation is communicated clearly, and the team understands how the work they do aligns to this.

Individuals need to have focus and feel they are involved in shaping the future, so time and energy spent pursing this at an early stage is important.

Overall, it is about making people feel they are part of a team again, so take every opportunity to get people working together.

When individuals feel connected with their colleagues, and they are working towards a common goal, morale will improve.

JO CAUSON, director, marketing & corporate affairs, Chartered Management Institute

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