According to the American Management Association, engagement levels can be improved, even throughout the tough periods, if companies take care and make the right decisions at the right time.
To strike a balance in this Covid riddled era is a priority of most companies. Nearly every facet of life transitioned to an online format, the biggest being office work to remote work. Although remote work has been a blessing in disguise in many ways and brought to the fore a host of positives that include abstracts like higher productivity and timeliness; sedentary and isolated existence, among other pitfalls, prove to be the bane. For those without family, the enforced social isolation compounds any other anxieties about health and disruption.
In this context it becomes essential on the company’s part to address these concerns and devise an approach which supports employee health needs. This article aims to explore ways to bolster health infrastructure, mental health, employee engagement strategies towards health initiatives and more.
There are diverse ways in which
corporate can proceed forward to support their employees:
Counseling sessions - One-on-one personalized counseling sessions by trained mental health professionals. Peer to peer session for those in leadership positions. Design exclusive sessions for the team leads to nurturing empathy and compassion. Care programme to support professional and personal development and well-being; broaching subjects such as- self-care, content sharing, support and assistance.
Focused sessions on wellness – Providing access to guided fitness sessions through webinars as well as conducting awareness based workshops in liaison with health experts, doctors and nutritionists. Also, sessions on mental health and yoga could be highly beneficial for employees.
Flexibility - Managers should take account of employees’ work characteristics, when designing remote working policies. It is imperative that the working hours are chalked out in a manner that work/life balance is maintained. Consideration on the number of work hours spent in a day is imperative in order to optimize employee outcomes without having caused a physical burnout.
De-stress – Long zoom meetings and constant staring at the computer screen can be detrimental on body posture. Every once in a while, ease into a quick 5 minute break to relax and refresh in short virtual yoga, meditation, breathing exercises and stretching sessions.
Employee engagement practices - Human resource managers are persistently evolving innovative, creative, and effective ways to engage the employees in a healthier way during this difficult time. Given below are a few very interesting ways in which a healthy and socially sound environment is created regardless of the constraints of physical restrictions.
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- Online team building activities
- Webinars with industry experts
- Online conduct weekly alignment sessions
- Team meet‐ups over video conference for lunch
- Short online game sessions
- Virtual challenges and competitions
- Online courses
- Appreciation sessions
- Communication exercises