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Maintaining Morale

Maintaining good morale in any workplace setting can be a bit of a challenge, so it’s important as a virtual manager to do what you can to create an environment where morale is high, but also recognize when it’s not—and then do something about it. And frankly, doing both is equally important. We understand that sometimes there is nothing you can do to stop morale from decreasing, but if you keep your finger on the pulse of your team’s morale you can act immediately when you see it starting to decline to keep it from going further. Don’t be like the orchestra on the Titanic—continuing to play as if nothing was happening around them, despite the fact that the ship was literally sinking. We’re sure the fish were impressed, ...

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