The need for a friendly and stable working environment has been enhanced during the pandemic and it has now been the ‘norm’ for working environments to be shifted towards allowing employees to work remotely from home.
With that in mind, the rest of this article will divulge how employees morale and well-being can be boosted during the pandemic.
Due to social distancing restrictions being enforced, colleagues can no longer have parties or gatherings as they used to do so. Instead, companies will now have to be creative and think of alternative party ideas that they can use. For example, companies can take part in virtual gatherings such as the ones conducted from a list by Cezanne HR where you can participate in activities such as online bingo, visit an online zoo, organize karaoke, or beer pong parties remotely. All of these keep the staff happy and boost the work culture.
Boosting the work culture and morale during these troubling times is even more important due to the impact that the pandemic has had on employees’ mental health. At a time of uncertainty, colleagues want to remain happy so that they can still go to work with a positive mindset and not worry about the pandemic, and socially distant work socials are ways in which people can still have fun and enjoy themselves.
Building a trustworthy two-way connection ensures the progress of a company. From solving disputes to strengthening the trust, integrated links between the individuals exhibit a sense of delighting usefulness and values. It also assists in lifting the spirits of employees both inside and outside the workplace.
In this pandemic, keeping the employees intact is very important. You cannot simply ignore the hard work. For maintaining the overall team spirit, you have to acknowledge dedicated and passionate working staff members who are working remotely. It eliminates any uncertainty growing in their (employees) minds against the organisation.
Implementing a creative reward system is always appreciated in organisations. Spending hundreds on awards does not always guarantee employee satisfaction. They search for enjoyment and appreciation in little things. It can be a pat on the back by any senior for achieving goals or afternoon drinks to keep the spirits high.
organisations have to admire the completion of individual milestones. It creates a sense of affection in employees and promotes the concept of internal marketing. The idea states that to keep your customers happy, you have to satisfy your employees first.
Therefore, while rewarding, it is better to include the whole team in the celebration as it promotes an individual’s worth. Furthermore, apart from professional achievements, businesses should also appreciate the personal achievements of the staff. It creates a sense of usefulness among employees through which the working environment is strengthened.
Managers should be in contact with the employees socially. It means linking of social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. People usually post about their engagements, birthdays, and other achievements on these platforms. Following these, managers get to celebrate the occasion that boosts the employee’s focus, or you could always outstretch a conventional lunch break and include cakes on the menu.