Office morale is a finicky and delicate thing. It can be tough to manage at the best of times but in the age of COVID-19, office morale is often low, and employees are easily stressed. It may seem a difficult task to improve morale in the office, but there are actually many fun activities to incentivize your office. All of the following tips from ThrivePOP are inexpensive and socially distanced, meaning there’s little overhead and no risk in these uncertain times.
Affirm Feelings and Make Employees Feel Appreciated
This is one of the easiest tips on this list but it will make a world of difference in the lives of your employees. Multiple studies have affirmed the benefits of affirming how your employees feel and showing them your appreciation. One of the most effective ways to do this is to show them gratitude when they accomplish a task. Expressing your thanks for their efforts may feel like a trivial thing, but it can significantly boost the morale of the entire office. Your gratitude doesn’t have to be elaborate either; simple verbal affirmations work just as well as more complex tokens of appreciation.
Provide Healthy Snacks
Another factor that may feel trivial at first, providing your employees with healthy snacks will give them a great boost of energy and make them more alert and ready to take on the day. Eating junk food is great for a quick sugar rush but it often leads to midday crashes and lethargic employees. Healthy options, on the other hand, will provide sustained energy levels and give your employees the necessary energy to perform at an optimal level all day long. You’ll be shocked by the increased level of productivity and interaction at the office by substituting some sweet foods with healthier alternatives. [/caption]
Establish a “Thirsty Thursday”
This option has been catching on at an increasing clip over the last several months. Thirsty Thursday is essentially a light happy hour, an hour out of the day for your employees to relax and interact with each other away from the office. The best way to establish Thirsty Thursday as a day to look forward to and enjoy for your employees is to provide a healthy portion of booze and a few games and snacks for your employees to enjoy as they unwind at the end of a long day. Cut the day short by a half hour or so and let your employees use the office as a gathering place of fun and encouragement for two hours or so to boost morale throughout the week and alleviate some stress from their lives.
Invest in Coffee
There is nothing better than a good cup of joe in the morning. Employees flock to the energy booster every day of the week, but most often on Mondays. Try your best to provide some semi-fancy varieties of coffee for your employees on Monday, and make sure to keep stocked throughout the week with some more affordable brands. Some employees love to fetch their coffee before they come to work, but there will be many in the office who appreciate the close proximity of quality brands.
Encourage Your Office to Get Fit!
Don’t dismiss this one so quickly! American health habits are currently at an all time low for much of the country, and this results in low productivity and more stress throughout the life of the average American worker. Your company can make a difference though and increase group camaraderie while doing so. Setting up a semi-daily fitness routine for your office to follow will improve group morale while giving your employees a bonding experience to chat about during their down time. Additionally, exercise generally boosts the mood and cognition of those who participate, meaning your office will be sharper and more focused throughout those exercise days. Exercise provides a great way for your employees to get up, get moving, and get motivated, for no additional cost to your company.
Although COVID-19 may have placed a huge damper on the year 2020 and future years to come, businesses can still thrive. Use this time to implement these principles in the marketing plan to set the business up for continued success.
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