Maintaining the Momentum: The Law of High Morale

In the 21st Century business world, we cannot underestimate the value of building and sustaining momentum and maintaining high morale across board within organizations.
Getting ahead in the market place requires a carefully thought out plan to effectively fuse motivation and momentum for peak performance.

Momentum is essential to create a successful, sustainable business, yet, one of the biggest challenges that businesses face is how to sustain momentum.You can think of momentum as a force which is unwilling to come to a halt. The greater the momentum, the harder it is to stop the object’s movement. When you have momentum in business, everything gets done. Employees are proactive, customers are happy and extraordinary results are produced. Nothing seems to go wrong. When you are rolling with good momentum, you look better than you are and you tend to accomplish a lot. Momentum creates motivation. Motivation creates opportunity and opportunity creates results.

The ability to build momentum in any organization is largely dependent on the morale of the people. Good momentum is tied to high morale. Developing and maintaining high morale starts with hiring the right people in the first place. Employees’ morale affects how motivated they are at work. It suggests how much they will do, and influences how long they will stay with the organization and consequently contributing to the overall success of the organization.

Building momentum and morale in an organization requires effective communication, goal setting and measurement, prioritization of employee welfare, providing challenging work scopes, consistency, among other things.

To maintain momentum and build high morale in organizations, business leaders must effectively communicate their expectations to their people. They must make sure that people clearly understand their roles, their impact on customers, and how they bring value to the organization.

Business leaders must demonstrate a positive attitude to serve as an example of optimism and achievement. They must be ready to not just talk the talk, but walk the talk.

Business leaders must constantly challenge the workforce with new opportunities to use and develop their skills. This helps to maintain a morale and momentum by “sharpening the saw” of the organization through the expansion of its capacity to solve more problems, improve customer experience and ultimately guarantee growth in business.
A workforce which constantly sees opportunities to learn and grow is usually one with high motivation. Organizations must avoid complacency this trap by ensuring that the workforce is perpetually challenged.

Consistency is very key to maintaining the momentum and high morale in any organization. Employees and customers alike must to a large extent have an idea of what to expect when transacting business with an organization. If you must continue to win, you must keep at the ideals that got you there and continue to improve.
At RusselSmith, we are conscious of the need to keep and maintain high momentum, and we have committed to a winning formula that has brought us thus far while also investing in our people, processes and technologies to take us even further.

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