If you’ve ever wished you could infuse energy into employees’ routine, now may be your chance. HR leaders are embracing opportunities to influence how work is done once employees make their return to the office.
It’s been nearly a year since employees started working from home or following COVID-19 protocols at work. And most employees probably haven’t returned to work with the renewed sense of purpose typically associated with a new year. Here are four ways managers can help motivate employees in 2021.
Coaching is increasingly common in the global workforce, with good coaching from managers leading to more-motivated and better-performing employees. Great managers aren’t really bosses in the traditional sense. Instead, they’re coaches who focus on individual and team engagement, seeing their role as the provider of what employees need to succeed.
A new pandemic-related study found that workplace resilience—how employees respond to obstacles—is developed when managers and senior leadership keep employees informed about organizational challenges and the near-term future of the business.
Don’t underestimate those strengths you’ve been leaving at home, writes Dan Cable, professor at London Business School. Think about how you can incorporate your natural inclinations and abilities into your job.