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How to Motivate Employees Post Covid-19

Updated: May 30

As Covid-19 is slowly fading away, many managers and business owners are desperate to motivate their teams. The problem is they are not sure how to do it. Frustrated with ad-hoc policies, inconsistent direction, and a lack of adequate training and support, employees often feel confused and frustrated.

Many employees are still struggling to return to work. In fact, approximately 20% of people in the U.S. who aren’t working say that the pandemic is the reason for their financial hardship.

It’s no secret that the pandemic has taken a toll on everyone – including employees. With so much uncertainty and change, it has been difficult to keep employees engaged and motivated. However, as we start to see light at the end of the tunnel, it is important to start thinking about how you can keep your employees engaged post-pandemic.


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5 Tips to Motivate Employees Post Covid-19


1. Communicate the company’s post-pandemic plans to employees

One of the best ways to motivate employees post-pandemic is to communicate the company’s plans to them. Employees want to know that their company has a plan and is taking steps to protect them and their jobs.

Most employees understand that the pandemic has been hard on businesses and that changes may need to be made. However, they also want to know that their company is doing everything they can to keep them safe and secure.


2. Make sure employees feel valued and appreciated

It’s important to make sure that employees feel valued and appreciated. In the midst of all the change and uncertainty, many employees are feeling anxious and stressed.

Let your employees know that you appreciate their hard work and dedication. Take the time to give them positive feedback and let them know that you’re noticing their efforts.


3. Encourage employees to take advantage of flexible work arrangements

Struggling to balance work and life has always been an issue but even more so now that a lot of people are working remotely and also trying to care for their children.

Encourage employees to take advantage of flexible work arrangements. If possible, allow employees to work from home or adjust their hours to better suit their needs.


4. Provide employees with adequate training and support

Many employees are feeling overwhelmed and under-prepared. In the midst of all the change, make sure that your employees have the training and support they need to do their jobs.

Provide employees with adequate training on new systems or processes. And, make sure that they know who to go to with questions or concerns.


5. Invest in employee wellness

The pandemic has taken a toll on everyone’s mental and physical health. Invest in employee wellness by offering resources and support.

Consider offering employees access to mental health resources, such as counseling or therapy. You might also offer discounts on gym memberships or at-home fitness equipment.


Final Thoughts

The pandemic has been a difficult time for everyone and it’s important to start thinking about how you can keep your employees engaged post-pandemic. Use the tips above to help you motivate your employees and get back to business as usual.

What steps are you taking to keep your employees motivated post-pandemic? Let us know in the comments below.


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