It is almost about two weeks since the PM declared a nationwide lockdown in India. Schools, colleges and universities, shopping malls, trading centers & theatres are all put to shut. All corporate employees are working from home. But working from home every day can be troublesome as it hampers the productivity of employees due to long lazy hours and having nowhere to go out. In such times, there are a few things that organizations can/should do to keep their employees productive and engaged. The following shows how and what can be done to do so:
1. Send them Good wishes on official groups: Every day before the work starts, make sure to send a note to all your employees on an official group that speaks of their good health and wishes. Daily, remind them of the preventive measures that should be taken against COVID-19.
2. Engage with them through wellness apps: There are a lot of wellness apps that can be used during this pandemic to make sure your employees are doing good. Apps like AdvantageCare have all the relevant information about COVID-19 that a person should know.
3. Ask them to post their daily activity as stories: This is a new thing that the organizations can do. Ask your employees to post a picture or a short video as stories on their Whatsapp post the office hours.
4. Connect on hangout meets to take feedback on daily tasks: Taking feedback per day from employees about the daily tasks ensures that everyone is working and performing the daily tasks allotted to them.
5. Keep an open-door policy:home or is asked to work extra coz he/she is available all the time, then encourage your employees to report it directly to you. Keeping this at the place will ensure that your employees reworking without any pressure and ethically.
These were a few things that organizations can inculcate till the time we all are under lockdown. This is a little depressing phase in our lives. Together we can overcome this and get each other through a tough time. Let us stay home and practice social distancing so that this can be prevented.