The Guild Leader Episode #17
Keeping morale High.
Morale is can be a hard thing to control all the time, but part of being a good guild leader is to try to limit the amount of moral swings.
Having high morale promotes growth and keeps all the guild member happy, sounds easy enough. Well here a few simple tips that you the guild leader can use and are guaranteed to keep the guild moral in check.
Morale changes can affect just about everything in your guild let’s take a look at both side of the fence below, starting with what can lower morale and then we’ll look at how to gain back some morale.
Lowering overall guild morale
Losing Guild Members: When you lose people you tend to lose some interest in the existing members, people start to wonder what is wrong around here and that lowers morale.
Losing a Popular Member: An experienced player, officer, or well liked member leaves your guild. Sometime one person makes a change or quits playing the game and everything falls down like a deck of card behind them. This makes the morale lower and also could make others think about what they’re doing in this game anyway?
Lack of communication: Not have good communication in the guild is a surefire way to lower the overall morale of your guild.
Changing Guild Rules: This can have a massive effect on the guild, before doing this make sure this is what they want, or morale won’t exist.
Cancelling a Guild Event: Is pretty sure to lower morale, a lot of people have worked hard to make event successful.
Raising overall guild moral
Recruiting new members: Stepping up recruit and bring in new members helps by keeping people busy, by helping new people, this is a big morale booster.
Promote a Popular Member: Promoting a deserving member boosts overall moral and help keep people interested in guild activities. This act makes people feel good about themselves and bring new hope to your guild. This can counter-act the loss of a member as well.
Communication: Having good inner-communication, guild chat, guild website and forum. This is a way to keep people well informed about everything in-guild and so that everyone is on the same page.
Changing Guild Rule by Committee: Guilds that take the opinions of their members and ask or have a vote before any rule changes take effect can have a good effect in morale.
Holding Successful Events: Hold successful event will make a name for you guild on your server along with adding morale to the guild and a sense of pride throughout the guild.
Guild morale conclusions
As the guild leader you wear many hats, cheerleader, judge, jury, war planner, tax collector, etc. To keep the morale of your guild high, its not rocket science, you just need to have a clear to think about what you do before you do it.
“The Guild Leader” is a weekly series by Beer and Joysticks .com and written by Chris Gillis covering all aspects of being a better guild leader. If you have any questions or comments we welcome them below this article.