For people who don’t usually work from home, and even those that do, this is a unique and challenging time. Kids are at home doing online learning, and there is great concern about getting groceries and staying safe. Here are five ways that managers can help ease the transition to working from home while keeping employees engaged, productive and happy.
A Fresh Start
Well, it’s here again; the time we like to start with a clean slate and resolve to do better than last year. That includes recharging your employee recognition program and injecting a new level of excitement and enthusiasm into your workforce. This doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Some simple ideas can animate your employees and add some fun and enjoyment to your workplace.
The Mingling of Politics and Work
In the light of the county’s current political environment, I found myself reflecting on how this tumultuous atmosphere is impacting our nation’s workforce. We’d all agree that healthy dialogue is a good thing; but when does political discourse actually become disruptive to workplace harmony? And what can happen when national politics turn into demoralizing office politics?