10 ways to keep your employees engaged amid the coronavirus work-from-home phase

Remote working isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. But you can help your company – and employees – emerge stronger from the coronavirus pandemic with these top 10 engagement ideas.

At a time like this, the world is battling anxiety and uncertainty, and it’s a period of stress for businesses everywhere. Coronavirus has united us to battle the pandemic as one team.

Forced into quarantine and isolation, can working from home be the next game-changer for the corporate world? Maybe.

But, how can you keep your employees engaged during this stressful period? Make this phase easier on them by showing them you care, by being available in the same capacity – but virtually. By going DIGITAL.

To begin with, your employees need support and reassurance with all kinds of not-so-credible information spread across social media. They will find it difficult to stay focused, maintain productivity, or keep a check on their mental health. Help them come out stronger by making this inlet of information easier for them.

Simultaneously, get creative in your communication with hacks, daily positivity, and DIY tips and tricks to help boost productivity at home. A digital way of making them aware and engaging them is a gamified, interactive version to educate them.

Amidst this stressful environment, lead your workforce panic-free with these engagement ideas:

Gamified learning

Bust myths and reveal some much-needed facts on COVID-19 with a quick interactive game that engage them via mobile as well. Webinars and expert talks work well too.

Success all the way

Each of your employees is an opportunity waiting to happen in a time like this. Make the most of it by sharing inspiring stories, case studies, and positive outcomes of this pandemic, and watch them imbibe a collaborative strength to battle this like one big team!

Connect with everyone

A medium like a private company radio is the perfect solution to connecting employees across the country, discussing concerns regarding COVID-19, reassuring all your teams and lightening the mood on a daily basis.

Making mobile the norm

When your workforce is at home, your best bet to stick around is through mobile. Chart out a plan for employee development, upskilling, stress-busting, or unwinding, using digital games and interactive communication models.

Values take centre stage

Reinforcing the company’s values at a time like this can bring your workforce together like magic. Bring them to the forefront with various digital campaigns and keep employees engaged at the same time.

Digital wellness

The physical wellness of your employees may not be in your hands as much as their mental wellness is. Help them identify the gaps each of them are required to fill as individuals to look after their well-being in this critical time.

Employees are family

And their families are counting on you to assure them of the safety of their loved ones. Treating your employees as family, building bonds of trust, empowering them with confidence is the ideal way to go.

After the chaos

Planning ahead of time always proves beneficial and it will for coronavirus as well. Communicate your post-pandemic strategy to maintain focus on a positive, stable, recovered future.

Remote work trends

Keep up with the newest and latest ideas making the rounds in the corporate world. You never what might add to the work-from-home efficiency of your employees!

Sustainable mindset

This pandemic has woken us all up. Show your employees you are in tune with their thoughts so they’re less confused about the future.

Throw light on the various WHO focused issues of sustainability, climate change, health and wellness of us all.

(Edited by Teja Lele Desai)

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