Work from Home during COVID-19: Can this be a game changer for Corporate India?

Companies like Delta Recruitment Consultants, ATL Foundation and Adler Talent Solutions boost employee engagement during work from home.

The pandemic has brought about a huge change in the corporate sector, globally. However, India, being a developing country, has taken a major hit leading to an economic slowdown. There is no doubt that the firms had begun taking actions to spread awareness among their employees for a safe working environment at the onset of COVID-19. Despite of that, there seems to be no safer choice than working from home.

However, keeping in mind that work from home is relatively new to the corporates, it becomes difficult for employees to stay focused, motivated and maintain productivity at all times. Trying to stay positive in the face of adversity becomes tough when merely stepping out of the house puts you in danger.

During this time, several firms from various industries like ATL Foundation, Adler Talent Solutions, Delta Recruitment Consultants, among others have set an example for other organizations. These companies have not only adopted various measures to ensure positive mental health of their employees but also rewarded them with incentives to keep them motivated.

The most important thing to avoid during work from home is the hurdles in communication. Leveraging the resources at home, it is imperative to find a way to initiate an effective way to communicate.

Here are a few tips and tricks to keep the communication two-way, consistent, panic-free and productive to help boost a healthy work environment while working from home:

  • Show that you care: Bust the myths and reveal all the facts on Covid-19 through webinars with doctors, recurrent announcements through notifications and digital activities that can be accessed consistently on mobile.
  • Share success stories: Research and share inspiring stories, case studies of people around the world coming together to battle this pandemic collaboratively.
  • E-learning and Gamification: Chart a plan for each employee’s learning and development through e-learning courses and gamifications that help them up-skill, have refresher trainings or simply interact with colleagues to unwind.
  • Living the values: This is a great time to reinforce company values that bring employees together, reiterate the need to live them at this critical phase and stay together in this battle.
  • Wellness engagements: Motivate employees to spend time on their emotional, mental and physical wellness by spending productive time reflecting on the gaps and assisting them with virtual help.
  • Family engagement: Build a connection with the families of your employees to assure them of the safety and precautionary measures taken, earn their trust and confidence in your business.
  • Restore confidence: Communicate on the post-pandemic business strategy to maintain focus on a positive market recovery.
  • Building collaboration and comradery: Share inspiring stories, create moments of appreciation and showcase talent of your employees virtually – all with the objective of building a culture of appreciation and comraderies at work.
  • Celebrate festivities and special days remotely: There are several WHO themed celebratory days each month that are celebrated worldwide. Use this time to throw light on sustainability, climate change, health and wellness.

It is important to be humane in the use of technology to ensure that the employees are engaged and emerge stronger, smarter and swifter post this global pandemic. There is so much that digital can offer given its reach, affordability and innovations in engagement. Leverage this time to connect with your teams, offer learning and development solutions, communicate consistently and build a bond that strengthens at the end of this crisis.


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