Companies have suddenly had to shift their priorities in the past few months and find a way to keep employees engaged and productive during these uncertain times.
One of the most valuable ways to ensure that work operations continue at top efficiency, employers need to prioritize the health and wellness of employees. This can be accomplished by providing workers that must be present in the workplace with protective gear such as face masks and increased sanitation measures. Companies should also encourage employees to use teletherapy and virtual medical visits.
Additionally, a study has found that a leader who sacrifices things like their own salary caused employees to feel positive about their managers and more loyal to their organization.
Offering a more flexible schedule allows employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance as well. Many workers are having to juggle parental duties as well as work responsibilities, so leaders should also be more understanding when employees cannot jump on a last-minute video conference.
Equipping workers with the tools they need to get their jobs done from home is also essential. Tools such as Dropbox, Slack, Zoom or VoIP, security apps, computers and more can make working from home much easier. Offering advice on how to create a home environment that is not distracting can ensure that workers remain motivated and productive outside of the office.