The M in MORALE is intelligent management. Employees must believe that they are being intelligently managed. Micro-management restricts their autonomy while too little support from their managers leaves many employees feeling as if they have been deserted. They must also believe that their management team is making smart decisions. How many times are senior managers transparent enough with the entire company to explain the rationale behind decisions that effect the entire team? The objective of intelligent management is to provide the degree of autonomy that suits each employee’s capabilities and to ensure they are informed about important decisions. This contributes to their motivation by enhancing their sense of control, achievement, and affiliation. As a result they feel a great degree of significance as a member of this team.
PMack on Team Morale and Engagement: M-…