Klint Finley at ReadWrite notes IT job satisfaction is at an all time low according to a CEB survey. Finley offers a few ideas on boosting spirits in order to retain staff:
Cutting hours for IT staff may sound like an impossible task, but it may actually lead to more productivity in addition to better morale. As the 37 Signals Book Rework points out: “Working more doesn’t mean you care more or get more done.” According to a recent survey by Microsoft, the average worker is only productive for about 30 hours of their 46 hour work week.
Paid training and providing a path for career growth are a couple other ideas offered. Read the rest of the story at ReadWrite and tell us what your company does to improve morale in the comments.