Head - Human Resources
Pr Professional
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Mrunal Ingale
Sr. Executive Hr At Ruby Hall Clinic
Aashif Ali
Hr Executive
+8 Others


Dear HR Professional,
As we all are well aware with the daily [COLOR=black][FONT=Verdana]continues working, all the employees feel that life has stopped and stucked up. Please share some motivational activities or any other suggestion to boost there morale and make them feel fresh and performing there responsibilities with more zeal and enthusiasm. According to me we can plan some In house group games, discussions etc. Please share more.
OSSAGHO Corporation,
S.C.O. 6, 1st Floor,
Novelty Plaza, Opp. Park Plaza,
Ludhiana - 141001 (Pb.)
TEL: +91 161 2772775
+91 161 2772745
5th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
Dear Shikha,Why not showing them some meaningful and inspiring stuff (Videos n Movies are great Idea....CHAK DE, LAGAAN n Others....) having some time off from the daily schedule......Arrange some Inhouse Warm Up Games/Activities (Group Based)............Do some Outdoor Visits and have some trips to the 'Great Nature'.......Meaningful Involvement Means Meaningful Motivation..........THANKS !!! (In fact, I as an HR myself tried and trying all this and getting MAGICAL RESULTS ........Believe Me.........!!!)Jai Ho !!!
5th December 2009 From India, Delhi
Good Evening,
With reference to your query,
If in office the team(s) get liesure time, make their groups of 5 or as comfortable,
provide them with 6-8 newspapers, to each team and ask them to strucure out a Giraffe out of it, in 20 min.
The employees will enjoy this game.
After it is accomplished, tell them the importance of Team Work.
Though it sounds Crazy, but it works.
Regards & Respects
5th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
we cant increase output by only increase their salary,
salary is also a fact. But moreover we should give more importance to make a good organization climate. Make them feel the changes happening in their works.
make them happy in their works
6th December 2009 From India, Kottayam
salary is sure a good motivator but there are other options too..go for recognizing there work.make a big board and on the basis of what and how ur employees r working identify them on monthly or weekly basis and give them name.for eg-best employee of the month.paste there name,pic,and a complement.present a gift infront of all employees,and that can be tickets of movies for whole family or dinner for the couple in a good restaurant.u can give money to them if u want as a the end of the year who so ever will get the awards most will be given a much bigger award
6th December 2009 From India, Delhi
Dear shika,
you can arrange a family get together of all employees ,so that they get emotionally connected with each other . In that party discuss all the achievements of your company and your future aims.
Do organise family games in that part.
i definetly can say that this really works.
2. if your company permits a daily pooja of any lord ,where every employee will be a part of that pooja.
6th December 2009 From India, Nanded

I am not from the HR team but I am just sharing my view on the said topic.

As some of my friends said that following are the motivational activities which can be done to increase staff’s morals.

1) sports activities

2) increasing salary ( works )

3) giving performance incentives

But I feel doing sports & other type of activities for the staff will give them comfortable & joyful working environment which will boost up staffs’ energy & moral but if we show & share sympathy to staff who is facing any type of issues ( may be personal ) and offer good suggestion to over come out of that then staff will be loyal to company because of which he or she will work for the company goals rather than working for their own goals, try this it works for sure....

Such staff will be comfortable with any type of changes which will be faced in the betterment of the company without damaging their morals.

Now few of us will say what about salary ???

It is true & it will be…. As we all came from the some or the company to the current level because of high salary & related tools only …

Do correct me if I am wrong ???

Salary always works in the advance manner but it is not possible for any company to manage all staff with that tool only that is the main reason we are discussing on the topic.

Thanks & Regards,

6th December 2009 From India, Mumbai
i heard this practice from one of my hr friend which may be very economical as well will be a reat motivator too.wht this hr did was, he did a throuh analysis of each employees positive achievements and qualities and then wrote a letter to their families describing how good their son or husband are doin in their jobs and what qualities they have.this indirectly lead to improved relations between families,employees and the company and finally motivated the employees to a higher level.
7th December 2009 From India, Gurgaon
Lack of adequate motivation could be due to insufficient energy – both physical and mental or imbalance in their energy levels – an imbalance between their physical and mental levels. A 20 minute daily breathing and relaxation practice, once a week yoga etc., even at the sacrifice of office working hours temporarily, can bring in lasting efforts. Generally, almost everyone has some issues in life and they are unsettled or disturbed. There is some conflict going on inside and mostly this conflict is unexpressed or suppressed and it is necessary to handle this conflict before we can really see them motivated at work. Periodical psycho-spiritual programs, say once in a week, where issues like the limiting beliefs, ego, and certain fundamental childhood conditionings are examined will prove to be very useful. Above all, regular prayer sessions, satsangs and group prayers will greatly impact our negative conditionings and give hope in life. But, in today’s mad chase for profits, growth, and stay at top, does anyone really have time and motivation or does anyone really care to find lasting solutions to problems? We are all crazily chasing fast-food solutions to our problems and fail to recognize the core issues of staying with One Self.
7th December 2009 From India, Tiruppur
Dear Shikha,
Where are you based. If nearby I can help personally. I am a motivation facilitator and outbound trainer. I am at Nashik and can travel. Commercials can always be negotiated. regards
Utpal Banerjee
Lt Col (Retd)
7th December 2009 From India, Nasik
Dear Shikha

Employee motivation is biggest challenge faced in the organization, due to increased competitive environment, employer demands more work and productivity from knowledge workers in order to get best results. You can designed ativities like "HR Hangama" or "Take a Break" which will involve employees in various activities, where they can unleash their potential beyond work, without hampering the work schedule. This will make them to bond well amongst each other and will enhance their team spirit for efficient and effective work productivity.

Activities mat include

-Ice Breakers to begin the day

-Team Building activities

-Activities to build the culture of organization

-Fun Games and Contests

For example:

-Fine those who arrive late to a meeting and distribute the money to those who were there on time

-Award to all (excluding housekeeping staff) who are seen picking up trash

Periodically hold contests like a TV game show where employees answer questions about the company , perhaps in teams

-Themed Events

-Festival Celebration

-Food Fight

-Backyard/Parking Lot Bar-B-Q

-Employee Cookbook

-“Fear Factor” Game

-Identify the Baby Photo Contest

-Indoor Mini Golf

In Bad taste =>Executive team members wear their ugliest ties, jewelry, shoes or hats. Employees vote for the ugliest item. The executive with the most votes at day’s end is declared the winner and may be awarded a prize.

-Look-A-Like Contest =>Employees are encouraged to dress up like famous personalities. Co-workers then pay to vote on the best costume with the contestant receiving the most votes winning a prize.

-Spaghetti Dinner

-Traveling Trophy

-Theme Lunches

-Dress-up the Boss=>Boss wears a costume voted on by all employees if the goal is reached. Examples: animal costume, devil costume, etc

-Best Photo Contest

-Drawing competition

Shikha, there are numbe of more activities you can arrange but, most important thing being HR is how you can implement these things on continuous bases.


Zakir Tahir
7th December 2009 From Pakistan, Lahore
I truly agree with mollie also that there work should be recognised and we should arrange a party of employee of the month every month. Thanks to all for valuable replies Regards, Shikha
9th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
Dear HR Professionals,
Thanks to everyone for sharing valuable and quality ideas.Please keep updating with more ideas.I think these ideas will help many HR Professional in increasing employee satisfaction and productivity of the company.
OSSAGHO Corporation,
S.C.O. 6, 1st Floor,
Novelty Plaza, Opp. Park Plaza,
Ludhiana - 141001 (Pb.)
TEL: +91 161 2772775
+91 161 2772745
OSSAGHO Corporation,
S.C.O. 6, 1st Floor,
Novelty Plaza, Opp. Park Plaza,
Ludhiana - 141001 (Pb.)
TEL: +91 161 2772775
+91 161 2772745
9th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
Dear HR professionals and Starters,
This is not the end to my query, i want to know more. Replies are quite interesting and all employees will enjoy doing that. Please suggest more.
OSSAGHO Corporation,
S.C.O. 6, 1st Floor,
Novelty Plaza, Opp. Park Plaza,
Ludhiana - 141001 (Pb.)
TEL: +91 161 2772775
+91 161 2772745
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10th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
To motivate the employees ,why don’t you declare a day as traditional day in which everyone will be allowed to come in traditional dresses.
10th December 2009 From India, Nanded
Wow!Sharing everyone's lunch is also a very wonderful idea.I really liked it Mr. Mahesh.
OSSAGHO Corporation,
S.C.O. 6, 1st Floor,
NoveltyPlaza, Opp.ParkPlaza,
Ludhiana - 141001 (Pb.)
TEL: +91 161 2772775
+91 161 2772745
10th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
Hi! Lovely replies from everyone.This would have helpled alot of HR’s. Regards, Shikha
14th December 2009 From India, Ludhiana
Engage them with some corporate social responsibility that blends with your corporate objectives. My son’s company encouraged him to teach rural kids in his spare time how to draw and paint.
3rd February 2010 From India, Chandigarh
Dear All, I have attached some important formats which will be helpful. Some important formats. Regards, Shikha
23rd February 2010 From India, Ludhiana

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Dear Shikha,
Do check with this link. Hope this would be useful.
23rd February 2010 From India, Bangalore
hey you can start "star of the month" kind of activities as well in your organisation.
and you can try the games like arrange one workshop on fish philosophy and if you don't know about fish philosophy, you can search it in CITE HR itself.
3rd January 2013 From India, Nasik
Hi Shikha,
What I work on PMS & OD profile. What I believe that you can not Motivate the employees but you can creat atmosphere where they will be charged up and think in a positive manner so that they will be motivated. Few things can be like -
1. Daily Morning meetings in Department
2. Monthly or Quarterly Performance Review & schemes like 'Star of the Month' with Appreciation Certificates etc.
3. Increasing Employee Participation in support groups to Management like - Think Tank, Communication Meet etc.
4. Arranging Employee Welfare activities like - Picnics, Games, Celebrating some days, etc.
5. Encouraging employees for higher education by providing mgt. contribution etc.
These are few examples other than Salary Hike. Hope these will be of use to you.
You need to find out ways suitable in your Industry type.
5th January 2013 From India, Pune
Dear Friends .. what are the motivational activities for the lectures and professors working in an Pvt Engg Colleges
6th January 2013 From India, Hyderabad
you can have some indoor games which are mind freshing games like suduko, bingo,chess,dumb charades,some quiz ,carroms, and some outdoor activities like nature care, helping needy people,feeding poor people etc may you like this all.
22nd January 2015 From India, Secunderabad
I handle employee engagement dept so I can tell you many activities to boost employees morale but the best one for you right now would be organising in house award show for them inwhich you award and appreciate them with some titles. Also if you are a strat-up or small organisation, take help of all employees to decide a title for their colleagues. Make some crowns or prepare some small gifts along with title, if budget allows.
If you want I can help you with a lot of meaningful activities.
23rd January 2015 From India, Nasik
We have organized few team activities and also few team building things for motivating all team members, so it might be a historical place or just peace nature loving location. It might be a stress buster or just a close bonding that you can build if your team goes out of office and starts enjoying the nature.
Check our site and select any location to visit in and around Pune, Mumbai and trust us to refresh your team to the very core. You can similarly drop a mail to to tell us if you need more specifics in them.
Cheers !!
16th July 2015 From India, Pune
There are lots of options to try...but being part of Management HR is in middle of two points. One is Employee Satisfaction and second is Management. Need to keep both the points in mind. Like going out is not possible every time as it kills a day almost and in house activities are not valuable for long. So it must be a WIN WIN situation for both. put the details on papers, share with Management with supporting.
14th October 2016 From India, Delhi
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