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Psychological state of a person as expressed in self-confidence, enthusiasm, and/or loyalty to a cause or organization. Morale flows from the people's conviction about the righteousness or worth of their actions and the hopes of high rewards (material or otherwise) in the future.

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It is very important that a working environment contain people that are able to maintain a high morale so that it is a positive workplace.
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My department manager holds a picnic every summer to increase morale and comradery between the coworkers, their bosses and their peers.
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The team's morale was high as the game was winding down and they scored more points to put them further in the lead over their opponent, assuring their victory.
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How Morale Affects Startups
"Running a startup can be demoralizing. That is certainly true. I've been there, and that's why I've never done another startup. The low points in a startup are just unbelievably low. I bet even Google had moments where things seemed hopeless. I like Paul Buchheit's suggestion of trying to make something that at least someone really loves. As long as you've made something that a few users are ecstatic about, you're on the right track. It will be good for your morale to have even a handful of users who really love you, and startups run on morale. But also it will tell you what to focus on. What is it about you that they love? Can you do more of that? Where can you find more people who love that sort of thing?"
- Paul Graham
Don't Give Up
"Even if you get demoralized, don't give up. You can get surprisingly far by just not giving up. This isn't true in all fields. There are a lot of people who couldn't become good mathematicians no matter how long they persisted. But startups aren't like that. Sheer effort is usually enough, so long as you keep morphing your idea."
- Paul Graham
One Perspective on Employee Morale
"I don't have to worry about having employee morale based around the stock price and the absolutely useless drivel that may appear in Yahoo chat rooms. (Cobalt CEO John Holt on the decision to take his company private)"
- John Holt

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