There’s no denying that putting 2020 in the rearview mirror is something we all are looking forward to! As you take your business into 2021, things will be much different, whether you’re going back onsite or plan to continue online operations.
With morale likely low and employees stressed, it’s more important than ever to reward their continued efforts while placing an emphasis on their health and wellbeing.
Focusing on these goals makes them feel appreciated and uplifts morale during unprecedented times. We have some great tips that will help staff feel valued and that you care about their overall safety and health.
Reward Staff With Greater Flexibility
Allow staff to tend to their needs while staying productive with their work. Allowing for flexible hours or full-time or part-time hybrid hours remotely alleviates some of the stress of juggling everything in accordance with the pandemic changes. Stress is the No. 1 killer in the United States, so any way you can offer employees greater autonomy right now will be appreciated. Be sure to let them have days off when needed in these unpredictable times.
Establish an Online Community for Staff
Even if your team returns to work, the entire company can benefit from having a supportive and informative community. The community can be used as an online update board, as a place for staff to share successes, or as a place to share staff recognitions or achievements in business goals. You can promote a more positive environment by keeping staff in touch with each other. After all, the constraints of social distancing hinder communications, which are pivotal to ensuring greater company stability.
Offer Staff Wellness & Mental Health Programs
Provide an outlet where your team members can get mental health and wellness assistance remotely. In addition to being a supportive manager or owner, giving them a subscription to a popular wellness app is sure to be appreciated in these challenging times. You might find the program successful in boosting morale that will be useful when normal operations resume and your healthy team returns to work.
Recognize Team Members With Swag
Everyone loves free stuff, especially when it’s something they can really use. Show staff you appreciate them with thoughtful gifts that can be personally presented at the office, or deliver swag directly to their homes. Useful gift ideas include:
• Self-Heating Mugs
• Headphones or Earbuds
• Home Office Goodie Boxes
• Custom Face Masks
• Gift Certificates
• Entertainment Subscriptions (Netflix, Hulu, etc.)
• BostonbeaN Gift Boxes filled with our coffee, tea, mugs, snacks, PPE and more!
A Gift That Keeps on Giving
For staff that have returned to work, make them feel appreciated by stocking up a safe snack zone filled with goodies like individually wrapped treats and healthy snacks, along with superior coffee and tea served with touchless systems. We can help you check all those items off your to-do list with just one call to BostonbeaN Coffee Co.