CamaraderieCamaraderie is the mutual trust and friendship demonstrated by groups. This is often forged by shared experiences.
StressMorale can sometimes be reduced by stress in the short term. In the long term, facing stress together as a group and emerging unscathed builds camaraderie. For example, long hours of working on difficult problems can reduce the morale of a team but teams may emerge from this experience with feelings of mutual respect.
ConvictionThe belief that the goals, strategy and plans of a team make sense or are deeply meaningful produces greater morale. For example, a family business tends to have high morale because everyone has a strong stake in strategy and close relationship such that they are likely to believe in what they are doing.
Win-winWin-win is the belief that everyone ends up better off when they build on each others successes as opposed to sabotaging each other with negative politics. Morale requires the level of cooperation that is indicative of win-win thinking.
MotivationMotivation is each individual's level of energy and enthusiasm towards a purpose. This is the basis of group morale.
OverconfidenceMoral can go too far to become overconfidence, corporate narcissism and an inability to recognize failure.
Low MoraleLow morale indicates a group that openly or passively resists strategy or that simply feels apathetic and low energy.
NotesMorale applies to group motivation and is a direct synonym of esprit de corps. For example, you wouldn't say "my morale was too low to work on my garden" as this is an individual pursuit where the word "motivation" is more accurate. You can apply the word morale to your individual feeling about your role in groups. For example, "my morale was low because by boss had unfairly criticized my performance."
The confidence and motivation of groups.