There are three higher level needs within each person. The strength of each need varies by person. They are Power, Achievement, and Affiliation. You can connect morale and engagement challenges with each of these needs. All three are tied to the individual person’s desire to be significant. Phyllis Horton-Mack, an expert in workplace motivation and engagement, and I developed the Pinpoint Model for identifying the source of morale and engagement challenges. The acronym for the six sources is MORALE. They are a lack of Intelligent Management, Poor or Non-Existent Objectives, Lack of Tangible Rewards, No Appreciation, Failure to Treat Employees as Potential Leaders, and a Lack of Equity and Transparency. Fixing any of these six components is dependent upon effective communication.
PMack on Team Morale and Engagement: M-…