The pandemic has brought a whole host of new challenges for business owners and their employees. Some organizations are required to work entirely from home, while others have no choice but to carry on in the workplace.
It’s an anxious time for workers all over the UK. Many people have lost their jobs this year already, and that number is expected to rise. Consequently, attempting to keep employees’ productivity levels high through everything that’s going on is difficult.
Here are a few pointers to encourage your employees to power through to help your workforce gain their spark back at work.
Resources and Environment
Everything from the lighting to the heating, and of course, the tools your employees use to work matter when concerning their productivity levels.
As such, it’s in the company owner’s interests to make sure their staff’s environments and tools are up to scratch. Which includes making sure employees have good ergonomic chairs, particularly if they’re sitting down most of the day. That there’s natural light, or at least adequate overhead lighting to work underneath, without needing to squint or stress their eyes. And that the temperature is comfortable to work in.
Other improvements you can make, like decluttering the office and adding plants around the workplace, can also enhance the environment and make it conducive for working productively.
Greenery, in particular, is proven to have calming qualities which eliminate peoples’ stress levels and make it easier for them to concentrate on the task at hand.
Health and Safety
It’s natural for workers to feel anxious about the risk of contracting the virus, which can affect their ability to focus and work efficiently. To alleviate those worries, there are things you can do to make staff feel safe and protected.
For instance, you could instal new hand sanitizing stations around the workplace. Install automatic doors to prevent people from needing to touch door handles. You may also like to provide PPE for staff. These are just a few of many ways you can prevent employees from feeling worried and anxious at work.
While many providers offer similar courses, some are much more engaging than others. Choosing the right course provider is just as important as the module you select. And so, whether you opt for compliance training or a customer service skills workshop. Opt for a company that prides itself on making the course engaging and fun.
Employees often appreciate training. Especially if the training enhances their skills, builds their confidence, or allows them to participate in team-building tasks. Plus, it’s sure to boost the wellbeing and productivity levels of employees too.
Letting your employees know when they’ve done something extraordinary at work. Or that you appreciate the dedication and commitment they’ve made to the business. Goes a long way in helping staff to feel valued and recognized in the company. And can also help to increase employees’ happiness and productivity levels at work too.
As a company owner and manager, you need to wear many hats to ensure your business runs smoothly. One of which is inspiring your employees to reach their full potential and boost their productivity levels every day. Hopefully, the tips above can help you do just that.