3 Tips for Maintaining Employee Morale while WFH
At Snellings Walters, one of the things we pride ourselves on is creating a culture that our employees love to be a part of. Before the global pandemic, while we were all still working safely within the office, we held multiple events that aligned with our values and mission statement to help our team grow personally and professionally, as well as create a cohesive, dynamic culture. Since going remote for the last ~5 months, we’ve learned a lot about maintaining employee morale while working from home.
Between tangible and intangible benefits, there are plenty of ways you can bring the fun and excitement of the office to the homes of your employees. Here are a few tips we’ve followed to keep productivity and morale high.
1. Start a Wellness Program
Wellness programs help build a positive and healthy work environment regardless of where your team is working from. Over the last few months, we’ve held various challenges and virtual events as a part of our wellness program to keep our team healthy, engaged in their work, and to bring our in-office culture to their homes.
Some ideas to get you started:
2. Celebrate the little things.
Recognition goes a long way, especially when you’re no longer in the office to make in-person announcements. In fact, recognition can help enhance your employee retention. This can be calling out an employee or two every month for their good work, anniversaries, or even just to show them you care.
3. Throw in some random, fun activities to split up the work day.
When you’re in the office, it’s easy to be able to focus on your work and only your work. But at home, many employees have to juggle being a parent, working, and staying focused when there are a million distractions around them. The best way to help keep productivity high, is by giving your team a brain break to do something fun to split up their work day.
A few examples of what we’ve done at Snellings Walters:
Have any other ideas for maintaining employee morale, via tangible or intangible benefits? Let us know on our LinkedIn page. Or, if you’re looking to join a team like Snellings Walters, you’re in luck – we’re hiring!