Finding new and innovative ways to keep employees engaged and motivated can be challenging. And, with more and more people working from home, thanks to a particular pandemic, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to engage with your remote teams.
Of course, typical methods such as promoting wellness, social gatherings, and unlimited PTO can motivate employees; technology today can help keep your remote team connected and engaged. With constant advancements and so many tools and programs available, there are several ways technology can improve communication, and therefore encourage and foster engagement.
Below we look at four ways in which technology can help companies keep their staff both engaged and motivated:
Technology has allowed for a whole new world of virtual team training. Gone are the days of stuffy conference rooms and a single whiteboard. Nowadays, with the help of various online platforms, many companies are adopting blended learning. Blended learning involves a mix of eLearning, mobile learning, and face-to-face methods. When using features of breakout rooms, digital whiteboards, polling, etc. can increase engagement, boost overall morale, and encourage collaboration between employees.
The use of intranet and in-house networking services allow employees all over the world to stay connected. An internal network helps employees across different departments work better together. It also lets them chat and connect on a more personal level. Intranet services also facilitate a variety of different ways to share files and collaborate on projects together. Cloud-based tools like Google Drive, Microsoft Teams, and Dropbox can help motivate employees to get things done by eliminating frustrations in the workplace, like spending too much time searching through a disorganized shared drive.
Let’s face it; many employees experience a lack of recognition for all their hard work. Many wise companies have started to adopt Peer-to-Peer (P2P) recognition tools and programs to change this. With P2P, employees feel they are recognized for doing great work and are actively engaged with their fellow peers. It also helps create a better company culture and fosters a sense of connection and belonging too. By incorporating peer-to-peer recognition in your organization, you’ll build a workplace culture where employees feel engaged, connected, and part of a team.
Performance reviews tend to happen once a year. Feedback should be given on an ongoing basis. Rather than waiting for a performance review to offer positive or constructive feedback, HR software can make giving and receiving real-time feedback a breeze. This kind of instant feedback can help improve engagement and motivation by continually guiding employees in the right direction. It can also give employees the opportunity to offer suggestions to management. And, valuing employee input is yet another motivational tool.
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Old style lecture-based training does not move the needle. For lasting change to occur, participants need to experience concepts in action. At HPWP Group, we’ve spent nearly four decades creating and leading innovative, hands-on learning activities that instill confidence and competence. Our workshops have the power to transform thinking. To see how we’ve embraced technology to help engagement, and motivate your team, start your Leadership Development Training today.