Communication with staff: morale-lifter.

Author:Heffes, Ellen M.
Position:HUMAN RESOURCES
 
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In the current uncertain economy, there's an inexpensive and results-driven way to keep employees' spirits up: dialogue frequently.

In a recent survey, nearly half (48 percent of executives cite better communication as the best remedy for low morale. Not surprisingly, one-third (33 percent) of respondents say lack of open and honest communication with staff members tops the list of management missteps that can erode morale.

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The survey, conducted by Accountemps, the temporary-staffing, division of Robert Half International, queried 150 senior executives from the nation's 1,000 largest...

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