The Covid-19 pandemic has severely changed the working landscape and for some employees, the transition has been tough. What can businesses do to encourage employees to not get discouraged?
If you were to take a straw poll amongst employees who have recently had to adjust to the upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which lead to many employees setting up emergency home offices without much prior warning, you will find that some have adjusted rather well where others are finding the experience quite challenging.
Navigating through all the uncertainty, employers had to find ways to keep their employees motivated. They’ve had to strike a delicate balance between creating connection, keeping up momentum to boost performance and productivity, and continuing to look after the mental wellbeing of their unsettled workforce.
Here are four ways how you can help your employees stay engaged through this pandemic.
Good communication is the difference between average companies and great companies and in the current climate, this is truer than ever. Frequent senior leadership communication with updates about business performance and the strategies undertaken to combat COVID-19 in the workplace will quash speculation and prevent unnecessary anxiety. Create a forum on the company’s collaboration tools for ‘watercooler chats’ where team members are encouraged to share personal and professional updates to stay connected.
Employees had to learn to work amidst all the distractions at home; be that in the shape of shared office space with their partner or flatmates, home-schooling their children or just generally learning how to be disciplined to sit down and do their work. Employers can help by setting purposeful goals which are output driven and that measure results effectively. Employees will appreciate the flexibility it allows to work when they can and be motivated by knowing what is expected of them.
Ongoing employee recognition programmes will earn appreciation and encourage the workforce. This does not have to be a formal programme but a thank you email or companywide announcement goes a long way to making employees feel valued and recognised.
Provide staff with equipment and necessities
Not all employees will be equipped with all the tools or networks to perform their duties optimally. Employers could offer discounts of subsidies for the expense employees have to undertake to set up their home offices. This could include the hardware, such as monitors, headsets, desks and printers, or the improvement of their WiFi and mobile connectivity. For employees that must speak to customers or suppliers, the need for good mobile signal coverage is paramount. Cel-Fi has a range of mobile signal boosters that are ideal for home offices and can be self-installed.
Cel-Fi mobile signal boosters can help you get your home employees’ offices ready. The Cel-Fi range of mobile signal boosters will maximise in-building mobile signal and provide voice quality and more consistent data performance.
Cel-Fi products are mobile network approved and fully meet the regulatory requirements in the UK and Ireland. The Cel-Fi commitment is to protect the operator’s network, deliver the best in-building mobile performance, and be the easiest and quickest solution to install.
The Cel-Fi PRIME mobile signal booster provides 80dB of gain and plug-and-play mobile signal coverage for a flat, storefront, kiosk, apartment, offices or similar space, enabling clear and reliable connections within a coverage area of up to 1,000 ft².
The Cel-Fi SOLO smart signal booster provides up to 100dB of gain covering up to 1,500 m² of indoor space per system. It is the perfect mobile boosting solution for small businesses, home offices, commercial properties and larger residential properties.
The rugged Cel-Fi GO X is IP65 rated weather resistant and does not interfere with other wireless devices. This multi-carrier solution will provide up to 100dB gain and is ideal for use in commercial properties, government buildings, agricultural settings, small manufacturing operations, rural areas, businesses, and large homes.
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About Frequency Telecom
Established in 2002, Frequency Telecom are experts in delivering mobile accessories and signal solutions. The company is proud to have worked with a number of high-profile customers creating uniquely branded and bespoke products across a range of different industries, including the Public Sector, Retail, B2B and Corporate Businesses. Working closely with its partners, including Bury, Huawei, Samsung, Nextivity Cel-Fi and Eiger Protection, Frequency manages all accessory requirements from sourcing specific products to bespoke manufactured solutions whilst offering competitive pricing and fast service. Additional information is available at FrequencyTelecom.com, on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on Facebook
About Cel-Fi by Nextivity
Nextivity Inc. develops the award-winning Cel-Fi family of products that deliver best-in-class in-building and mobile cellular coverage for spaces up to 500,000 sq. ft., and for environments where harsh conditions require a rugged design. Cel-Fi is the go-to solution for settings such as healthcare facilities, office buildings, remote sites, parking garages, hotels, warehouse and industrial venues, government offices, retailers, schools, as well as trucking and marine fleets. Cel-Fi products are available in 90 countries through mobile operators and a growing worldwide network of master distributors, systems integrators, installers, and resellers. Additional information is available at Cel-Fi.com, on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on Facebook