Morale and Human Resource Management
I am sure you have heard of the term MORALE – especially if you are an HR person.
But tell me do you precisely know WHAT IS MORALE…?
If you google the word MORALE to find out the definition, you will get a plethora of confusing gobbledygook.
The reason is clear – MORALE is an intangible entity which is easy to experience and feel, but which cannot be precisely defined.
So I will say only this.
MORALE comes from three factors:
1. Having an important job to do.
2. Feeling that you are doing it well.
3. Receiving recognition for your good work.
That is all there is to it.
Morale has got nothing to do with money.
Morale is all about recognition, and respect which flows from recognition.
Of the three R’s of Human Resource Management ( REWARD, RECOGNITION, RESPECT ), reward has got the least to do with morale.
So if you want to raise MORALE you must focus on the three points mentioned above and ensure that the employee gets due RECOGNITION and consequential RESPECT.
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VIKRAM KARVE educated at IIT Delhi, ITBHU and The Lawrence School Lovedale, is an Electronics and Communications Engineer by profession, a Human Resource Manager and Trainer by occupation, a Teacher by vocation, a Creative Writer by inclination and a Foodie by passion. An avid blogger, he has written a number of fiction short stories and creative non-fiction articles in magazines and journals for many years before the advent of blogging. His delicious foodie blogs have been compiled in a book "Appetite for a Stroll". Vikram lives in Pune with his family and pet Doberman girl Sherry, with whom he takes long walks thinking creative thoughts.
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