Every organization without any doubt was quick enough to take preventive measures to ensure their employee safety from the COVID-19 pandemic. To make sure that it doesn’t spread further and keep its employees away from it, the companies are left with only one alternative which is allowing employees to work from home or remotely.
This will result in driving a wide transformation of our daily schedules. In the time of this crisis, it is difficult for the employees too, to stay focused and be at their productive best, especially while working from home. Thinking how you can help them? Or what are the possible ways that will help them stay positive and focused on work while staying conscious about the pandemic?
Yes, staying connected to them is very important at this stage. Make sure that there are various channels available for your employees to collaborate and communicate with each other while working remotely. But this should not stop here. In fact, you need to take some more additional measures to ensure that they are productive and stress-free. Here are some tips for you:
Ensure to Educate Them with Right Information
Whether it’s bursting the myths about COVID-19 or suggesting the appropriate precautionary measure to avoid getting infected, make sure you are passing the right information. Arranging for a webinar by a doctor or a health advisor may prove to be even more beneficial, as the employees will be valued that you care about them.
Let Them Know That Their Families Too Matter to You!
Arrange for an awareness campaign online for your employees as well as their families. This will ensure that not just your employees, but you care for their family’s safety too. Help them take precautionary measures to fight against this pandemic.
Inspire Them to Be Fit
While the situations demand, every one of us to stay home and be safe, we need to also understand that we are limiting our physical movement too. Motivate them to dedicate some time to work out to keep their mind and body fresh and fit. Advise them to utilize breaks effectively by taking a walk around your room or balcony.
Facilitate Collaboration and Accountability
Encourage them to help each other and work together as a team. Using an hr software or attendance management system will make it even easier for you to assign work to your team. The software will provide you as well as your employees, clear visibility of your team’s availability through attendance tracking and also, enable employees to view their goals and deadlines, as and when required.
Set up A Weekly Fun Activity
All Work and No Play Makes Jack A Dull Boy. This is indeed very true. Employees will no longer be productive if work is all you suggest to them to do! Plan for a virtual fun meeting that allows them to relax and engage themselves in fun-filled activities.
Don’t Miss Out on Celebrating Their Special Days
Ensure that physical distance doesn’t stop you from celebrating your employee’s precious moments like birthdays, anniversaries, etc. Make them feel valued and surely they will definitely serve you with more dedication and productivity.
Look at it as an opportunity to connect with your employees. Try to communicate more, bond over a chat and when this all ends, you will find that you have developed a strong relationship with your employees.