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Old 01-05-2013, 12:06 PM
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No matter the way each individual decides, finding ways to boost the morale of all employees goes a long way. I think a weekly "production" meeting is a good way. Maybe Friday late afternoons before quitting time. All can give any input, respectfully, about the company. . Could be complaints, ideas, etc. The owner or foreman can go over issues before they become big problems. Then once a month you order dinner into the meeting. Yes it will cost money, but the higher the morale and feeling of being part of the company goes a long way. I'm not to the point of having employees yet, but this scenario was done when I worked for a printing company that had 150 employees and it worked well. Only difference at the printing company, too large to order in lunch or dinner, so we had food days for lunch where everyone brought something for an extended lunch. Even the most negative workers will lighten up a bit. Most important of all, IMO, the owner and/or foreman need to maintain a positive attitude 99% of the time. If you are negative, the employees will be!
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