The Post-Pandemic Transition: Effective Methods to Re-Incentivise Employees
Now that most workers are gradually returning to their workplace on a more regular basis, there is much more onus on employers around the globe to get their employees back up to speed, re-incentivising them to work.
The last year and a half has been jam-packed with trials and tribulations for businesses to overcome, with many employers left with no choice but to suddenly overhaul their pre-existing processes and move towards adopting a remote working model.
Now that life is returning to some semblance of normality, it’s important for employers to consider what has and hasn’t worked during this time, coming up with new and effective ways to improve the atmosphere and flow of productivity within the workplace.
With this in mind, we thought we would compile a brief guide to help do exactly that. In this article, join us as we highlight some of the best ways to get staff back onside, encouraging them to work harder and smarter on behalf of your company.
Arrange a team building day
Having spent so long restricted to work inside and remote, why not allow your staff to embrace their post-pandemic freedom by organising a team-building day on their behalf?
Whether it be a scavenger hunt around the city, drinks down the local pub or an activity-based day, team building can be a great way to reunite the team face-to-face rather than virtually, boosting communication and improving group morale.
Give something back
It’s safe to say that feelings of anxiety and uncertainty were rife throughout the pandemic. So, for the members of staff that have helped your company through such times, why not offer a small thank you?
Whether it be a financial bonus, a team lunch, a holiday allowance boost or simply a free general massage, there are a number of quick and easy ways to boost spirits and subtly highlight to staff the post-pandemic face of the company.
Invest in personal development
Lots of company plans were forced on hold, crushing employee goals at the same time and leaving many people feeling demotivated and uninspired.
Now, by taking the time and effort to invest in each individual employee's personal development, you will motivate them to get back on track. It could also potentially offer long-term benefits to the business as a whole.
As we hopefully appear to be surfacing from a world in chaos, it is important for employers to get staff back onside and re-motivate any disengaged employees they may currently have on their books.
One of the easiest ways to do exactly that is through offering specific incentives centred around them and their feedback. The more you actively listen to and engage with your staff, the better they will feel and the more productively they will work as a result.