Coughing, sneezing, and never-ending Covid can be challenging to deal with on your own. But when the pandemic COVID-19 has made its mark in workplaces across America it’s important that employers stay engaged this time around so they don’t lose their employees.
In the year 2020, there have been many difficult times for everyone. That’s why employee engagement activities during COVID-19 are even more important than ever before! With companies and employees often working remotely these days, communication between colleagues is being strained and economic uncertainty has created new stresses on organizations as well as their employees. Taking steps to reinforce workplace morale should be a must in this time of need.
During COVID-19, these 10 ideas will boost employee engagement.
Working out or practicing yoga virtually
Employees all need to take care of their bodies and watch what they eat. To help with this, companies are offering virtual yoga or workout classes for employees on the COVID-19 conference room system. This makes everyone happy since no one has to step outside where there is a good chance they will catch the virus!
Activities that Build Team Spirit
Give your team meaningful assignments that improve office collaboration. One way might be to ask employees to create an e-card that depicts “COVID spirit” using any image editor such as Paint. It can show how much fun people at work have together even during difficult times like COVID-19. Everyone will benefit from positive contact with each other.
Online Happy Hour
During COVID-19, there is no reason to stop working. It’s encouraged that you work from your home and as long as everyone on the team works remotely, this is possible. Invite your employees for an online happy hour using a typing tool such as GotoMeeting . Take it easy and have fun together even if it’s only virtually!
Activities that build virtual teams
During COVID-19, you can do team building online and still create a strong cooperative spirit among employees. Make everyone feel appreciated by sending out virtual thank you cards. Employees will enjoy this unique way of showing their appreciation for the efforts of their colleagues!
Houseparty is the best way to have fun with people from all over the world. During COVID-19, employers are creating groups for online games that employees can join! Everyone will enjoy this and it’s a great way to get everyone out of their homes and interact with each other in a healthy environment by following all SOP’s.
Training programs for virtual groups
Now is the time to help your employees get better at their jobs. You can do this by offering online or in-person training courses that you design specifically for COVID epidemic. It will be much easier to ensure that every employee gets the latest information if everyone participates!
Virtual Icebreaker Games
It’s sometimes hard to get everyone to interact with each other, especially if they don’t work in the same office together. There are many online games you can play together and that will create stronger bonds between colleagues. One example is a game called Big Web Quiz where several people form teams and the goal is to find as many answers as possible within a time limit. It’s an online game that everyone can enjoy!
Take part in a virtual Pictionary game
To keep morale high even during COVID-19, you should play games and interact with each other in person or virtually. One game you can enjoy together online is Pictionary with players around the world. It’s a fun way to test how well everyone knows each other while also improving their communication skills.
Take part in online virtual trivia
One of the best ways to have fun during COVID is by playing games. One interesting game that everyone can join in on is trivia. There are many websites that have these trivia questions, such as triviaquestions4u, and they will entertain employees for hours without them even realizing it. You will appreciate the different perspectives and thoughts of your employees.