Getting Employees Motivated
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Are you trying to motivate your employees to return to the office? The pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of how we work, and returning to a normal routine can be daunting for both employers and employees. Fortunately, there are ways to motivate workers to want – not just feel obligated – to come in every day. In this blog post, we’ll share strategies that will help spark enthusiasm while increasing confidence.
These suggestions will benefit any employer ready to motivate employees toward better office attendance!

Encourage employees to take breaks and get up from their desks.

Taking breaks away from your desk and getting some physical activity can help your employees to manage stress better, improve concentration, and increase productivity. Even if it’s just a short walk around the office or a few stretches at their desk, taking regular breaks helps them re-energize and reset throughout the day. Encouraging breaks also offers employees a much-needed mental break from the computer and their work for a bit; it allows them time to get fresh air, create a sense of well-being with something enjoyable, and naturally reset any distractions before returning to their tasks.

Let employees decorate their workspaces to make them feel more like home.

Allowing employees to embellish their workspace will enable them to bring some of that missing “at-home” feeling into their jobs. It would create a warm and comfortable atmosphere that invites creativity and can help increase productivity, morale, and well-being in the office environment. Decorating with personal items is an excellent way for individuals to express themselves at work and make their workspaces cozier, reflecting their unique personalities and sense of style. Doing so can create an emotional connection with the workplace that elevates moods during working hours; plus, it also reduces anxiety related to missing the comforts of being able to work from home.

Of course, setting boundaries in advance will prevent going overboard, as you want to avoid someone showing up with their television.

When the team is feeling happy, productivity skyrockets.
Invest in your employees and watch them soar!

Host social events outside work hours so employees can get to know each other better.

Offer flexible working arrangements so employees can balance work with personal commitments.
As an employer, recognizing flexible working arrangements can help promote a more outstanding balance between employees’ work and personal commitments. This arrangement allows employees to determine their best working hours, with flexible yet agreed start and end times, while still accomplishing their work-related duties.

Employers can increase employee productivity with this flexible approach while promoting their team members’ overall quality of life. Through flexible working arrangements, you, as an employer, can help ensure your employees get the support they need to succeed in life and at work.

Implementing flexible working can reduce absenteeism, improve engagement among staff, and create an environment where individuals feel they have control over their own time.

Important Side Note: We understand how important it is to achieve a balance between life and work. We realize some positions require a physical presence in the office and cannot be carried out remotely. However, wherever possible, we strive to promote flexible working arrangements that can support employees in achieving a quality of life that works for them. We want our team members to thrive in and out of the workplace.

Try some of these tips if you’re struggling to motivate your team members to come into the office. From setting goals and increasing communication to offering incentives and fostering a collaborative environment, there are many ways to get your employees excited about coming to work. Figure out what works best for your company and implement changes today. Your employees (and your bottom line) will thank you for it!
How will you motivate your employees to work from the office?