Motivation in Lockdown: Do Not Let Your Workforce Lose Morale

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Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 20:11

Morale is the single most important aspect of human psychology that helps us overcome seemingly impossible odds, and in times like these, no company can afford to lose team morale in the workforce. Difficult as the situation is right now, there are some useful considerations which we will discuss next in regard to keeping your employees motivated, even as the world goes through the toughest time it has faced in the last 75 years.

Communicate More than Ever Before

Social isolation has the word isolation embedded in its practice. Therefore, one of the main reasons why employees may lose morale is because of their lack of social interactions. This is an area which covers more than just work, but it does play a huge role. Try to clear all existing channels of communication among employees, in addition to opening a few new ones for two-way communication with the management. This increased level of communication should have the following effects:

  • The employees will find it easier to work in a remote setting
  • The ease of communication will also help them feel more confident about their ability to work online
  • Constant work-related and social interactions among colleagues will keep the team morale from dipping too low
  • The sense of isolation will be lowered significantly, especially for workers living alone
  • Even in a remote work setting, you will not lose as much of the productivity as most companies are losing on account of poor communications

Arrange for Motivational Webinars

Utilize the power of motivational speeches to keep your employee engagement rates high. It is recommended that you rely on a professional event speaker for such webinars, because the lockdowns have created a need for serious inspirational interventions by people who know exactly how to bring this about. Pay a visit to Speakers Corner and browse through their long list of event speakers who have vast knowledge and experience in various fields of business and life. A key theme they found during the start of lockdown was employers looking to support their employees mental health and wellbeing, such as how to cope with the uncertainty, the fear and the disruption that lockdown brought. They also have inspirational business keynote speakers who show the path to success can still be found even during turbulent times. Just in case you are not sure about the kind of event speakers that would be appropriate for what you have in mind, speak to their experts on live chat, on the phone or via email to discuss and find out. They should be able to help you make a decision regarding how to keep employee morale high with an adequately curated webinar.

Be Supportive

As a business owner or high-level manager, it is important for you to come to terms with certain realities as well. The year 2020 is going to be dismal for a lot of sectors and in case your business falls in the line of fire, there is very little that your employees can do. Ensure that the same message is delivered to your employees, so that they can feel secure about their jobs and be thankful for them.

Nothing else works better for boosting team morale than to let employees know that management will not abandon them. In fact, the very act of trying to keep them motivated should be appreciated by your workforce, if it is genuine.

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