What is demoralization?

Workplace demoralization is when the confidence or “spirit” of an employee or employees is undermined, intentionally or unintentionally.

Why is demoralization important?

Feeling demoralized leads to feelings of anger, resentment, lack of motivation and lack of trust.  Studies also find links to psychological distress and depression. Workplaces with demoralized workers have reduced productivity levels and a lower quality of customer service.

Warning signs of demoralized workers

  • Reduced productivity 
  • Fewer contributions in meetings and discussions 
  • Resistance to pitching in and cooperating  
  • Frequent absences or tardiness

How nilo.health can help

Studies show that employees who work in organizations that are indifferent to their emotional needs tend to feel demoralized more often than employees in workplaces where their feelings are recognized and taken seriously.


Providing your workforce with one-to-one psychological counseling together with a comprehensive suite of educational tools and programs to support their mental health and well-being shows you care and that emotions are welcome as part of the full-spectrum of authentic human experience.

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