How to motivate your staff whilst they are working from home
The way we work has changed in the last month, with the majority of companies moving out of the office and now working from home. Group zoom calls are becoming the norm, social media platforms are thriving and people are online more than ever. Working from home may be the norm for some but not for the majority, it is important for those in a leadership role to keep their workforce motivated and positive. Motivation and workplace morale are key to keeping productivity levels high in your business.
Here are some useful tips to motivate your employees:
- Make your employees feel valued
When members of staff are working from home they don’t get that daily chat and check in. Send that extra email, pick up the phone and make your staff feel valued. The recognition of their efforts is a great motivation booster.
- Give them reassurance about their position in the business
Let your staff know the situation, what the future aims are and what this means for them. Times are uncertain at the moment so staff need reassurance of their role - less worrying means more time to focus on their work.
- Weekly Wins
You may be out of the office but try to keep things the same office practices whilst adapting your new way of working. Weekly wins is a great strategy to acknowledge staff achievements, this will motivate your staff and serve as an extra level of communication.
- Work Plans
When you are not seeing your staff everyday, sometimes more direction is needed - work plans are a great way of doing this. Whether staff formulate their own plans or you provide one. Set targets, new goals and utilise time… work plans are a great motivation tool.
- Be flexible with your working times
Everyone's homelife is different and can be hectic at times. Let your employees be flexible whilst working from home, it allows employees to accomplish more and be at their most productive.
- Encourage exercise
Exercise is known to increase concentration levels. As a leader you could encourage this with online workout sessions, lunchtime walks and their daily dose of exercise. Fox example, at Camp Hill we have a staff running club. We continue to do this during isolation through the app Strava. With higher concentration levels your work becomes more engaging.
Through weekly wins, zoom calls, facetime drinks, email updates and more to increase moral and motivation.
- Think about life after lockdown
Think ahead - when we return to the workplace how will you continue to reward, motivate and bring your team together?
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