The Connection Between Morale and Success

February 24, 2023 | Written by: Caitlin Moore

The Connection Between Morale and Success

What a splendid day we had today, and I am looking forward to another beautiful day tomorrow. It is so easy to get distracted by the sun, the warmth and all of nature singing and dancing along. However it is important to recognize what this change in weather, positive change, does for our spirit.

The two events I attended this week reminded me of the importance of the spirit in our day and how that affects our morale. We all need it, whether it be at home or at work.

It can be the reason why we have a good day or bad day and the reason why we perform better or not. Employee morale correlates to our business culture and that correlates to our success. Companies, organizations, corporations, and families have to work on morale all the time in order to keep everyone in the family happy. “Family” – that was the word used at the two separate events this week … “we are family here and thank you to the staff and leaders for making this place a home away from home”. Just hearing those words makes you want to be where these people are and makes you wonder, where do they work?

I am here to say that it should not matter who or where this statement was made, you should feel that way wherever it is you are seated. Corporate culture, i.e. workplace culture, affects workplace retention. We all know and feel the pressures from the lack of labor force participation. We all want to enjoy what we do, who we do it with and where we do it. It is a human need. We all want a better work life balance. We all want to make a difference.

We all need a sense of purpose. If you do not feel like a family in your current seat then ask yourself, how do I or we cultivate that culture? Remember, people leave managers not companies and that people lead leadership. Let us think: How can I use my power within my scope of this organization for good? How can I create an environment where all want to come and feel inspired?

Change always starts with us. Let’s be genuine with each other. If we can do this with one another within our own business or organization then in turn we become an entity of good morale and positive culture in our community. Let us align ourselves with purpose, let us align ourselves with our workforce and let us align ourselves with our community. This positive morale will cultivate a culture of gratitude that will lead us to be a community that connects and thrives and the returns on that are huge! Now go out there and create a pocket of emotion that connect us!


Susan Gomez

Chamber of Commerce Director