As we all know by now, the workforce has gone through difficulties over the past year due to the effects of the pandemic and the shifts that have had to be made. As a result, there have been negative and uncertain effects to both businesses and people with workforce productivity falling quite significantly.
Considering this, it's important to think about how we can turn those effects around, despite the seemingly endless presence of Covid 19 in our lives.
• Having good communication
Engaging with employees should be a vital part of running your business even without a global pandemic, however this need is amplified when the predominant way of life at the moment is remote working. In addition to that, these uncertain times mean there may well be other factors affecting your employees and their work which can be helpful to know about and work through.
• Creating a healthy workplace culture
Creating a healthy workplace culture should always be a goal as an employer or manager. A workplace with high morale and good wellbeing is one that is fulfilling and productive which is important for any business. Checking in on and motivating your employees as well as promoting a healthy and balanced lifestyle can help you work towards those goals and benefit everyone in the long term.
• Being open to flexibility and understanding
The need for some flexibility and understanding has been obvious during this pandemic with everyone's lives turned upside down. Understanding and effectively addressing problems like burnout or minor scheduling issues can make a key difference in your everyone's experience, morale and wellbeing at this time.
• Showing your team appreciation
Employees who feel their work is appreciated tend to feel more fulfilled in their position and are consequently more productive. Showing your employees appreciation is also part of creating a good work environment and
motivating your team to achieve the best they can.
If you need more tips on how to improve employees’ productivity and engagement, please get in touch with us.