Your Vision For The Future
The workplace has irrevocably changed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but there are steps you can take to adjust to the new normal.
It’s clear that the COVID-19 crisis is going to drastically change the way that we work. Rather than just wishing things would go back to how they were before, it’s time to start adjusting to the new normal. Here’s four ways of doing so, including investing in virtual team building activities.
Put together a plan
The first thing you should do is create a detailed plan for the future of your business. This should cover the short, intermediate and long term – because we are going to have to learn to live with this virus for some time. Being as prepared as possible means that you won’t be caught out further along the line and forced to stop trading, and you and your team will have the fortitude to face whatever the future brings. So make sure to work on your business roadmap before you get carried away with anything else.
Invest in remote team building
Even when people begin to come back to work, not everyone may be in the office together at the same time. You have staff working on a rota of a few days or weeks, to minimise the amount of people in the workplace at one time. While this may make social distancing a lot easier, it can play havoc with office relationships. So be sure to invest in remote team building, allowing people to connect virtually. This will help every to continue working well together, even when apart. Zing Events have become one of the leading providers of remote team building – so be sure to get in touch.
Help to set boundaries for home working
Working at home can be a struggle, and some people do end up burning out. It can be hard to draw a line between work and personal life, and some people have described it more like ‘sleeping at the office’. Do your best to help your team members to establish boundaries. Set clear working hours, try not to email or get in touch outside of those, and make it clear that you’re not expecting your members of staff to sacrifice their downtime. This will make for a much happier team who will be able to deliver better results in the long run.
Keep an open mind
Last but not least, be sure to maintain an open mind. It’s quite difficult to know what the future holds right now, and it’s clear that we will all need to adapt and make compromises as we adjust to the new normal. Try not to put too much pressure on yourself and the members of your team as you all work together. Yes, you will make mistakes along the way. As long as you are always putting safety first and complying with all current advice from the government, you are already going above and beyond for your staff and your customers.
Start making changes today
It’s really hard to say what the world of business is going to look like in six months, never mind a year. What’s clear though, is that people need to come to together and face the challenges that lay head, rather than try to avoid them. With that approach, the outlook is sure to be a little brighter.