How to boost morale in the workplace

Sunday, July 12, 2020



I have both experienced working at a big firm and a small business and at some point I noticed some of the major the differences in the office culture. Today I will share with you some of my thoughts on boosting company morale that I have learned from working at a bank vs. working at a small business.   I was inspired to write this by Brooklyn 99's episode of Amy Santiago's promotion to sergeant!


1. Set attainable goals

This is the first step into encouraging employees that the business actually has a mission and that they are not sandboxed into just one job their whole career. This will make them always have something to look forward to and eventually build a career and get promoted through the company.


2. Encourage process improvements

If stuck in a repetitive process, encourage everyone to raise their ideas on how to improve efficiency. This will not only help the business grow but also the skills of the person doing it. In my experience, I have once created a robot automation in my previous company before I left, and I have always considered it a legacy.


3. Celebrate milestones

Never forget to celebrate milestones! Appreciate your employees for all their hard work and reward them for it!



4. Arrange appraisals and feedback sessions

Evaluate the performance of the employees so they are at par on where they stand in the company. This will make them aware of the things they need to improve, and the things that they need to keep on doing. Feedback sessions together with other employees and clients are also as important.


5. Be decisive as a leader

People want their leaders to be firm in making decisions for the company and have a sense of responsibility to stand by it. This will gain employee's trust that their leaders actually know what their doing; like a captain of a boat.


6. Boost morale in simple but creative ways

Simple ways like making sure the office is always tidy, having good quality pens or other office supplies / furnitures, and having some decorations during occasions are actually very effective in boosting the employees' spirit. Who would want to work in a dusty and gloomy office?




Do you agree with what I enumerated above? Let me know your fair share of ideas on how to improve office culture!

Til next time^^


Ps. Thanks to Annie for the photo.






I have both experienced working at a big firm and a small business and at some point I noticed some of the major the differences in the office culture. Today I will share with you some of my thoughts on boosting company morale that I have learned from working at a bank vs. working at a small business.   I was inspired to write this by Brooklyn 99's episode of Amy Santiago's promotion to sergeant!


1. Set attainable goals

This is the first step into encouraging employees that the business actually has a mission and that they are not sandboxed into just one job their whole career. This will make them always have something to look forward to and eventually build a career and get promoted through the company.


2. Encourage process improvements

If stuck in a repetitive process, encourage everyone to raise their ideas on how to improve efficiency. This will not only help the business grow but also the skills of the person doing it. In my experience, I have once created a robot automation in my previous company before I left, and I have always considered it a legacy.


3. Celebrate milestones

Never forget to celebrate milestones! Appreciate your employees for all their hard work and reward them for it!



4. Arrange appraisals and feedback sessions

Evaluate the performance of the employees so they are at par on where they stand in the company. This will make them aware of the things they need to improve, and the things that they need to keep on doing. Feedback sessions together with other employees and clients are also as important.


5. Be decisive as a leader

People want their leaders to be firm in making decisions for the company and have a sense of responsibility to stand by it. This will gain employee's trust that their leaders actually know what their doing; like a captain of a boat.


6. Boost morale in simple but creative ways

Simple ways like making sure the office is always tidy, having good quality pens or other office supplies / furnitures, and having some decorations during occasions are actually very effective in boosting the employees' spirit. Who would want to work in a dusty and gloomy office?




Do you agree with what I enumerated above? Let me know your fair share of ideas on how to improve office culture!

Til next time^^


Ps. Thanks to Annie for the photo.




Quick update

Friday, July 3, 2020




Hey guys! How have you been? It's been a while! *blows dust off this blog*


I have been surprisingly busy the past few days especially with work. The economy is slowly getting back on its feet in this side of the world. In response to COVID-19 crisis, the Cayman Islands government has allowed residents, regardless of age, to withdraw at least 25% of their pensions. Guess what happened? Locals are shopping now more than ever and spending tons of their money on new stuff such as home renovations, appliances, air conditioning, and what not.


As you may all know, I work at an air conditioning and appliance business so sales has been crazy like it's the holiday season. Can you imagine, in some parts of the world, people are starving and stressing on how to handle the pandemic, and here almost everyone got a huge payout.


We've been selling appliances like hot cakes. Most of our clients replace all their kitchenware in one go. It still amazes me how the first thing locals do is spend spend spend instead of saving their pension for a far better investment such as real estate (or whatever, just my two cents).


Also, all lockdown restrictions have been lifted since the third week of June so everyone can go anywhere as long as they practice the common courtesy of social distancing. Night clubs, bars, even restaurants are also allowed to welcome customers as long as the lounge is outdoors with minimum six people in one table.


Who would have thought that wearing as mask in this generation is considered a show of respect?


Also got my COVID test done via drive thru (thus photo above), got the results the same day, and thank God, negative!


Anyway, I barely get the time to open my laptop ever, let alone come up with blog topic ideas (by the way I have a couple listed down so I'm looking forward to write about them next week!). I am so busy with life apart from work, which I am very excited to share with you as soon as it materialises. I am also still learning how to drive, and will hopefully get a license and a car before the year ends!


Well that's it for me, if you still know who I am! lol.


Thanks for sticking around!



Hey guys! How have you been? It's been a while! *blows dust off this blog*


I have been surprisingly busy the past few days especially with work. The economy is slowly getting back on its feet in this side of the world. In response to COVID-19 crisis, the Cayman Islands government has allowed residents, regardless of age, to withdraw at least 25% of their pensions. Guess what happened? Locals are shopping now more than ever and spending tons of their money on new stuff such as home renovations, appliances, air conditioning, and what not.


As you may all know, I work at an air conditioning and appliance business so sales has been crazy like it's the holiday season. Can you imagine, in some parts of the world, people are starving and stressing on how to handle the pandemic, and here almost everyone got a huge payout.


We've been selling appliances like hot cakes. Most of our clients replace all their kitchenware in one go. It still amazes me how the first thing locals do is spend spend spend instead of saving their pension for a far better investment such as real estate (or whatever, just my two cents).


Also, all lockdown restrictions have been lifted since the third week of June so everyone can go anywhere as long as they practice the common courtesy of social distancing. Night clubs, bars, even restaurants are also allowed to welcome customers as long as the lounge is outdoors with minimum six people in one table.


Who would have thought that wearing as mask in this generation is considered a show of respect?


Also got my COVID test done via drive thru (thus photo above), got the results the same day, and thank God, negative!


Anyway, I barely get the time to open my laptop ever, let alone come up with blog topic ideas (by the way I have a couple listed down so I'm looking forward to write about them next week!). I am so busy with life apart from work, which I am very excited to share with you as soon as it materialises. I am also still learning how to drive, and will hopefully get a license and a car before the year ends!


Well that's it for me, if you still know who I am! lol.


Thanks for sticking around!