In management circles there are a lot of conversations about employee engagement but not as much about employee morale. Are the two concepts essentially the same thing or do they share marked differences? How much energy should we put into employee morale anyway? Is it worth the time investment to build a high degree of employee morale?

We know that organizations with high employee morale experience less turnover and are much more productive than organizations with low morale. And organizations with high morale are more innovative and creative and employees are more willing to put forth a greater degree of discretionary effort.

In this interactive and informative program, we will discuss some of the distinctions between employee morale and engagement and how contrary to popular belief it is possible to have one without the other. We will also discuss some of the most important building blocks of employee morale and how to sustain high employee morale over the long term.


Original broadcast March 23, 2020 

Biography ~ David Seckman 
David Seckman, MLS, has been studying the best practices that create the conditions for high performing teams for the last several years. David wants to shine a light on the often-overlooked emotional component that drives excellent employee morale and engagement.
As an independent consultant and trainer, he is especially interested in how people at all levels of organizations can work together to transform the culture of an organization to bring a sense of fun and joy to the workplace.  With over 10 years of experience as a Library Manager he puts these concepts into practice on a daily basis.