If you are a business owner, executive or manager of people, your world and life changed several weeks ago, like most of us. Some people who have recently been thrust into the work from home zone will struggle to complete their tasks, while others will thrive in their new work arrangement. Leaders, use these working from home strategies to keep employees engaged.
If you manage people, it’s your role to communicate clearly, emphasize your support and help your employees feel safe and secure. You’ll also need to strike a balance between checking on and supporting your people, so work gets done. You want your employees to be as self-sufficient as possible and not be afraid to reach out to you or team members if they need help.
Some daily engagement questions you might provide your team, are the ones Marshall Goldsmith recommends in his book, Triggers.
1. Did I do my best to set clear goals today?
2. Did I do my best to make progress toward my goals today?
3. Did I do my best to find meaning today?
4. Did I do my best to be happy today?
5. Did I do my best to build positive relationships today?
6. Did I do my best to fully engage today?
The process of making these questions first person, and having them top of mind can alter our behaviors. You and your team could also take the Work from Home assessment by going to TTI Survey and inserting the link number 390711YVS. There are no passwords and you should receive your report immediately. The report you receive will help you focus on your habits rather than let them go unchecked.
By providing employees resources and helping them prioritize and manage their workflow, you instill stability and comfort. We have to remember; this is new territory for all of us and we are all in this together and we will get through it together.