Remote working is the new normal, and we need to get used to it. However, working from home has its own set of complications that may hinder an organization’s overall productivity—one of them being low employee motivation.
So, if you want your organization to keep morale high for the employees that are working from home, here are a few steps you can take.
A flexible schedule is an advantage for several employees working remotely. However, this may not be in the best interest of an organization. If you want the workforce to be available, responsive and engaged during certain times of the day, communicate your expectations clearly from the beginning and encourage employees to make time from their schedules.
This will help employees gauge where they stand in terms of working hours and expectations from their manager.
Collaboration and communication are crucial elements of a successful and motivated team. But this can be difficult if employees aren’t working in the same space. This is where a manager must take a more proactive approach to keep communication lines open between all employees so that their productivity doesn’t take a hit.
In addition to that, you should use communication to frequently check up on employees and encourage them so they can flourish under your supervision.
The growth mindset encompasses the idea that no matter where you are in your career, you always have room to expand your horizons, learn skills and do better.
As a manager who is trying to keep employees motivated, you should invest in your employees’ personal improvement and performance goals. By fostering a growth mindset in your team, you can help them widen their skillset and encourage them to perform better.
Encouraging growth and motivating your employees during these trying teams may be the key to keeping your organization up and running. If you need more help to keep morale high, let Hall of Fame speaker Steve Gilliland help you out!
Steve Gilliland is a motivational keynote speaker who uses in-person presentations and uniquely personal, state-of-the-art virtual experiences to help organizations connect with their employees to overcome the challenges of remote working.
When getting together in-person isn’t an option, book Steve Gilliland to present a customized online learning experience that will unite people. Check out his virtual presentations and bestselling books to streamline work from home today!