1. Employee Health-First Approach
With COVID-19 still affecting the world, it is important to think of employee health first. Although you might be inclined to come in to work if you wake up only slightly feverish or with a runny nose, it is better to stay home than to risk getting the rest of the office sick. According to Gallup, “Employees' pandemic-era experiences have reshaped their views of the workplace: how their work influences their overall wellbeing, how they want to interact with their colleagues, and how much flexibility they expect from their employers.” Given the recent circumstances, managers have been able to help support employee’s long-term wellbeing and engagement by being more understanding in circumstances caused by the pandemic. This people-first approach allows for better relationships between employees and managers inside and outside of the office!