22 May HOW CAN COMPANIES DEAL WITH QUARANTINE AND KEEP EMPLOYEES MOTIVATED?
HOW CAN YOUR COMPANY DEAL WITH QUARANTINE AND KEEP EMPLOYEES MOTIVATED?
In the midst of the pandemic scenario we live right now where the recommendation is social isolation, companies face a great and new challenge: they need to reinvent themselves to continue the tasks and keep their team engaged and motivated.
The number of home office workers has increased exponentially and to ensure team productivity, new communication and task management tools have become essential.
Find out how companies are dealing with this new reality and managing to overcome challenges in the best possible way.
HOW COMPANIES ARE DEALING WITH QUARANTINE
Amid all chaos and insecurity, companies are reinventing themselves to create functional solutions that generate positive results for all involved. Check out some important points that must be established for the home office to be effective:
It is important that there is good planning so that ideas of managers and employees are always aligned. Using task management platforms is an effective way to guarantee the execution what is essential, both by managers and employees.
It is necessary that all involved receive the same information about the operations that need to be carried out and keep the communication up to date, even if it is not in person.
The manager must keep in touch with the employee to learn about the progress of the work being done. Another essential factor is to be flexible, to be open to suggestions and to send and ask for feedback from employees from time to time to align expectations on both sides.
For this communication, it is possible to hold audiovisual meetings through applications such as Skype, Zoom or WhatsApp.
HOW TO KEEP EMPLOYEES MOTIVATED WORKING FROM HOME
Provide the necessary tools
Employees need the main tools to be able to carry out their activities satisfactorily, such as a good speed internet, computer or notebook, access to programs and facilitating applications that are used in the company, among others.
Some large companies have had great initiatives that can serve as inspiration. An example is a fintech company called Nubank: to ensure the comfort and productivity of employees, the company is sending ergonomic chairs to their homes.
It is a stressful time for everyone involved and it can generate several conflicts in the company. But it is important to be aware that everyone reacts to the same situation in a different way. It is necessary to put yourself in somebody else’s shoes to be able to understand his/her reality and how he/she is dealing with all this.
We can check some more examples of big companies that are acting this way:
Google: The company created a Covid-19 fund so that employees and suppliers can take paid sick leave if they have symptoms caused by the virus.
Uber: employees or couriers who contract the disease will receive financial assistance during their isolation period.
Examples of how big companies are dealing with the moment are important, but mostly it is to apply according to your reality and your employees’ reality, and go through it in the best possible way.