This is a great Marketplace/Freakonomics report on employee morale. Love the part about using the number of Dilbert comics posted on walls as a way to determine morale.
So why not ban Dilbert as a way to improve morale?
If you think that’s stupid, then why is it any smarter for a company to tighten it’s sick-day policy? (as illustrated in this radio story) It isn’t. Because employees still found a way to use FMLA to get out of work.
The problem didn’t go away.
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at alternative indicators of office morale, and the unintended consequences when companies try to keep employees happy.