The pandemic has interrupted global life at work and home in numerous ways, with increased stresses on front-line workers. But, it has also affected all the hard-working Human Resources, IT, and Operations teams, who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes, to support the overall organization.
Who would have thought that 10 months ago, entire offices/workplaces and employees could be transitioned to remote work practically overnight? The ability to take action to ensure the health and safety of employees ,as well as the overall business continuity, is no small feat…yet the task was accomplished successfully.
Despite recent efforts to improve resilience and well-being, burnout continues to impact the workforce in engagement and productivity challenges, as well as our overall mental health. It's time to use the holiday season to not only re-charge, but to give thanks to those around us,
Robert Emmons, psychologist and world expert on gratitude, defines gratitude as recognizing goodness in our lives (which we might take for granted), frequently due to actions of another person. When we are grateful, we identify and appreciate the intention and effort involved in the actions on our behalf and the benefits generated.
In the COVID social-distancing era, we've developed "new" ways of expressing appreciation: a shout out at a Zoom work meeting, a thumbs up on a chat, or a monthly award for a colleague who has gone above and beyond their role. While we can impact others by expressing gratitude directly, we can greatly enhance our own well-being by articulating gratitude, which allows us to focus in the moment on what we appreciate and brings us joy or satisfaction. Take some time to take care of your own well-being over the holidays and reflect on your accomplishments over these past months.
As a means of continuing gratitude, examine how you can free up more time in your day, yet also focus on improving the productivity and efficiencies of the employees within your business. Explore new solutions, like MeBeBot's Intelligent Assistant, designed and developed by former HR and IT professionals, to be easy to implement, update and customize to fit your business needs. By providing your employees immediate answers to their HR, IT and Ops questions, they are supported 24/7, on mobile or computer devices, from anywhere in the word. If you'd like to learn how to get a fresh start in the new year, then feel free to BOOK A TIME with a MeBeBot expert today!