The pandemic limbo continues while talks of an imminent third wave and a possible return to office are also looming. If employee morale is taking a hit, here are some simple policies to help revive your people, their spirit, their productivity.
Reiterate the sense of community so no one feels alone or left out as working from home and pandemic challenges continue. Offer coffee evenings online or organize outdoor meetups at the park with social distancing norms in place.
Keep up de-stressing activities like group meditation, yoga, or even dance sessions to help employees unwind. Even knowing there is an option can be comforting.
Kick-start a health month or like group meditation, yoga, or even dance sessions to help employees unwind. Even knowing there is an option can be comforting.
Revisit the work-from-home rule book. Send a reminder note on the working hours, discouraging meetings and calls beyond this time. Set maximum limits on meeting durations and meetings per day for a person.
Have the ergonomics chat again. A good broadband connection, a quality headset with mic, a replacement laptop or phone if existing ones are glitching can make or break productivity. Offer to compensate for an appropriate and quality desk chair set-up.
Remember that offline isn’t dead. Celebrate team wins with home-delivered notes or surprises to replicate the “chocolates at the desk” or host team lunches with meals home delivered. Have flowers sent for birthdays instead of the ertswhile cake cutting in the office.
Don’t take your eyes off pandemic safety. Continue to provide COVID-19 support and facilitate and encourage vaccination for employees and their families. Many people will be slated for their second shots this month and next.