How to maintain company morale whilst WFH during the pandemic
As we enter an extended period of the tier system, many businesses have had to retain a WFH model which runs the risk of negatively impact their teams. It can be difficult to maintain high company morale whilst the social aspects of working in an office have been removed from the workday. However, there are ways that businesses can ensure that their staff are still enjoying themselves and therefore working to the best of their abilities.
Here, That’s The Ticket share how to maintain company morale during the pandemic:
You and your staff may be feeling more isolated, but there are so many creative ways to stay in touch and look after your wellbeing. In and out of work, human interaction matters so schedule video calls and pick up the phone instead of emailing.
Remember, your colleagues probably feel the same as you. Check in to ask your team how they’re doing and whether there are ways you can support each other. Make time to socialise virtually – schedule in a digital coffee break or Friday online get-together.
Set achievable goals
Adapting the way in which your company works is a given in order to allow for the flexibility that working from home entails. Setting achievable goals for your staff can reassure you that the work is still being completed whilst also providing them with a sense of achievement. Breaking down team responsibilities into smaller, more manageable individual goals will help boost morale overall.
Everyone is coping with the pandemic in different ways – some are struggling more than others. On top of work, many children remain at home due to the closure of schools so being lenient when it comes to deadlines or working hours where possible may help to lift the spirits of your workers. It’s important to find a ‘new normal’ that works for your company.
Virtual team building
Plan social events to enjoy with the rest of your company – only make the fun virtual! Hosting quizzes, game evenings or even raising a virtual glass will help your workers feel part of a community, much like they would in the office.