As a manager, you want to keep morale up. As a result, you do what you can at the level and with the materials you’re given. Still, you may be doing more harm than good. These seven common practices are incredibly demoralizing to employees, and if you use them, well, don’t be surprised when your staff starts to job hunt on the clock. If you have a demoralizing workplace, you earned it. 1. Moving the goal posts.