The health crisis has fragmented many workforces. Most traveled to a physical office and could be together for in-person meetings, accidental interactions (water cooler), department meetings, and events, and now it seems like it’s improbable that most organizations will have that for a long time.
The worry for many in leadership and HR is that the workplace culture will negatively take a hit.
Fortunately, there are still ways to tighten your culture, even in these times. Try these three initiatives.
Learning plus cross-department collaboration–what could be better!?
Have someone from your team lead and facilitate a book club, preferably something related to what you do as an organization, business, personal development, or something positive. Try the book What’s Going Well? The Question That Changes Everything to inject positivity and gratitude into your organization.
In times like these, the leaders and managers are the linchpins that hold the organization together. Managers must work together, share information, knowledge, personnel challenges, and wins with each other. If you have a large middle management team, try breaking into sub-groups of 4-5 people across departments and meeting monthly virtually with a meeting agenda. Set ground rules and make it a safe space for people to open up without fear of breach of confidence.
Recognize your people. Show appreciation both in private and public. Showcase your people and highlight the great work they are doing. Celebrate them for their contributions during good times and challenging ones. When you highlight your people, it brings everyone closer together. Here are a few ideas:
It doesn’t matter whether you’re working remotely or from your employer’s office, we all have the same issues regarding focus and time management throughout the workday. The question is, are you intentional about how you focus and manage your time?
Hiring during the past 18-months of the pandemic has been a bit challenging to say the least. And it may get even more challenging as the war for talent heats up. As a recruiter or HR professional, the pressure is on you to find qualified talent that fits your organization, and it’s more complicated than ever. That’s why you must think strategically and execute new strategies to find the people that will lift your firm to new heights. Your firm is counting on you. If you’re stuck, consider these three recruiting and hiring strategies:
Industry experts say the “Great Resignation” is on the horizon as people make their way back to the office. The good news is that there is a way to prevent this from happening in your organization. Here are three ways you can avoid the “Great Resignation:”