How many of the above were a yes?? If less than 5 – keep reading
This doesn’t always have to be financial and dependent on the Covid impact on your business may not be feasible.
Recognising your employees and praising them for their contributions doesn’t cost you any time or money. Take a look at everything that has been achieved whilst your team has been working from home and get ready to offer individual praise when your doors finally reopen.
Little wellbeing giftpacks and tokens of appreciation will go a long way as well.
Employees are more engaged if they feel like there is the potential to grow and develop their career within your organisation. In fact, the majority of people listed opportunities for growth as a more motivating reason to stay at a company than receiving a pay rise.
Explaining the correlation between business growth and new job opportunities and engaging your team in facilitating the growth is a sure motivator.
Remembering to share the growth and the challenges but focusing on job security to ensure there is not a dip in employee engagement. Where possible, you need to make every member of staff feel like their job is safe. If you have made any redundancies then they will likely feel insecure about their position within your organisation. Continue offering praise and recognition for their work so that they feel confident within their role at your company.
Without a doubt, the easiest and most effective way to keep your team motivated and engaged is to provide a fun working environment. Nine out of ten employees list fun working environments to be very or extremely motivating.
Simply building strong relationships and encouraging their out-of-work hobbies can go a long way. Most people are just looking for a healthy work environment. When did you last do a team building exercise or quiz?
Remember, the vast majority of people have enjoyed the time and money that they have saved by working from home. They will likely be looking for a better work/life balance.