Once the crisis is over and the world comes back to its axis and restores the balance, it will be almost starting from scratch for everyone. It is needless to say that presently the COVID 19 is creating mayhem in every way possible. While people are staying at home to stay safe from the clutches of the disease, it is taking a toll on the global economy and probably going to cause around $820 trillion once it is over. Thousands of people are losing their job across different industries. Keeping all these facts in mind, one thing is now sure. Once the situation becomes better, things are going to be completely changed at all the workplaces.
As unfortunate as it is, your colleague of several years might not sit beside you if the disease has claimed his or her life. Or maybe you are going to hire new employees as there will assuredly be many new candidates as well as vacancies. The spirit will be low. After all, a storm is passing through. Once it is gone, you will be only facing debris. And from that, you have to build again. So for that, creating a positive work environment at the office in the post COVID19 world, make sure you are taking care of the following points.
Lighter Moments Sharing
The environment will be tense. There will be a lot of pressure. On one hand, you and your whole team will be getting adapted again in the work environment. On the other, it will be a tough competition again to bring back the old results for your business as well as the clients. In a situation like this, the office might feel heavy with a lot of stress. Hence, sharing some light moments with the employees will be a good idea. Introduce a meditation session once a week. Arrange post office drinking or dining once a month. Involve your employees in some fun activity if there is any significant date in the calendar.
Flexibility at work doesn’t mean only flexible hours or work-from-home facility. A flexible work environment lets the employees get a breather. As it has been already said that the time for any business post-COVID 19 will be difficult, a bit of flexibility in work can help your people unwind and mingle.
The spirit and the morale in your organization will be down. So, to keep up the morale and encourage the employees, think of recognition. Recognize the hard work of your employees. Acknowledge that even during trying times, they have stayed with the organization. If there is any failure, don’t focus on that. Rather, encourage that employee more so that in this new work environment, he or she can flourish again. Accept the fact that your company’s success depends on these people and their efforts.
Encourage Team Spirit
A team can perform at its best when there is a bond of gratitude for each other. Your employees, the new and the old, need to perform together to excel in the work. So, make sure that you are delegating your work and encouraging the team spirit by letting them help each other. This will help you foster an environment of gratitude.
If any employee of yours has suffered from COVID 19 and recovered, he or she might still need assistance for better health at workplace. If you have lost any of your workforce, their family is probably now out of income. In a situation like this, be forthcoming and help them with genuine concern. As an employer, accept your socio-economic responsibility.
Challenges can test people and determine who will come out stronger. Ensure your organization remains strong post these difficult times.