It is self-evident that any employee
who has a high level of morale will do a better job than an employee who has a
low morale. And yet despite this
commonplace observation very few schools invest any time in raising and then
maintaining the morale of their administrators.
Because of that many managers fail to
recognise a decline in staff morale in the school office, and can be shocked
when an administrator suddenly decides to leave.
Raising morale is not a complex task,
and has nothing to do with issues of salary and very little to do with
workspace. Morale is dominated by
totally different issues all of which are under the control of the school
management, and all of which can be tackled without any cost to the school.