ERIC Number: ED395636
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Mar-15
50 Sure Fire Ideas for Boosting Morale and Creating a Can-Do Culture.
Baker, John; And Others
This three-part pamphlet presents 52 ideas contributed by 19 administrators at California community colleges for boosting the morale and performance of college administrators and staff. Following a list of contributors, the first part provides 39 suggestions for acknowledging contributions and encouraging staff members, including writing short notes expressing thanks, using employee ideas for meeting agendas, knowing the names of employees, giving small gifts, organizing a free lunch or potluck, and selecting employees of the month. The second part provides three methods for praising employees, including giving out personalized notes from administrators to express acknowledgment and thanks and presenting thank you certificates and awards of excellence from the college. The third part describes 10 case studies of techniques used by community colleges in California to improve employee morale and performance, including the following: (1) the use of annual retreats and a full staff meeting every 2 months at Los Angeles City College to develop shared goals and specific policies; (2) the use of personality, learning, and other assessment instruments at Ventura College to facilitate communication and self-esteem among staff; and (3) a colloquium of 57 staff, faculty, and administrators organized by Cypress College to develop new ideas and strategies. (TGI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rio Hondo Coll., Whittier, CA.