So, its Wednesday (again). So much so in these lockdown times do the days roll into one, the weeks into months and so on, that its hard to recall what each day means for the week. Well, we are mid-week today, and ever closer to the expected announcements of the easing of the lockdown restrictions. There is so much in the media about what it may look like, what it should look like, why the government have got it wrong (even before the announcements have been made, which is a new one on me!) that it can be hugely anxiety provoking. Take today to reach out to those members of staff who you haven’t spoken to for a while. Those who may be on furlough and not had much or any contact. Those vulnerable people who may be shielding – call them to see how they are. In a world where you can be anything, be kind. It’s a mantra that runs as true in life as it does in the workplace.
As restrictions may start to ease you may be planning a return to work; take the time in that process to consider the thoughts and worries of your staff. That little thought will go a long way to boost your staff morale and help that feeling of togetherness, that is key to successfully coming back into business.
On the other hand, you may have been stacked out. Take 10 minutes today to have a chat with some of your team – thank them for all they have done and ask them if they need anything. These thoughts will go a long way, not only is it a good thing to do, but your business will get the benefits of these actions later down the line.
We discussed staff morale a lot last week on my The F-Word webinar, for the link to the recorded session and slides click here. Tomorrow I will be taking on the not too glamourous task of redundancies, click here to book your spot.