We get it; it’s not easy going through all of these recent changes. One minute you’re at work like usual, and the next, you are stuck working from home for months. Just as things start to feel as if they are returning to normal, cases are on the rise again, causing bars, and who knows what else, to once again close; this isn’t easy on anyone; however, managing a team at this point must feel like an impossible task. We are here to help you navigate through these tough times. Keep reading to discover some ways to motivate your team.
Communicate With Them
Communication is key. With the high level of uncertainty that we currently face, they don’t need to also stress about work. Keep your employees engaged with the decisions and give them the security they need to feel comfortable working on a day to day basis. The last thing you want is for your team to feel as if they are left in the dark.
Your employees are working on-site while many others continue to work from home. Instead of expecting this from them, consider it their way of going above and beyond. Reward your employees who continue to work hard and put their best foot forward. Show them your compassion and acknowledge what they are doing.
We are all going through world-changing events, and that needs to be acknowledged. If an employee calls out sick or needs some extra breaks to cope with the stress, allow them to do so rather then guilting them into working more. Acknowledge that productivity might waiver and that some days will be harder than others and that not all employees will cope the same way or at the same rate.
As a property manager, your job duties are significantly different from your employees, but if you worked your way up the ladder, you know how to do their job. Help pick up the slack whenever possible and offer your assistance on medial tasks that you usually wouldn’t do. Plus, as the leader, your attitude and approach will determine how everyone else handles these changes, so try to stay strong and lead with kindness so that others follow in suit.
So, as times continue to change, leap over those hurdles with grace. Your team needs you now, so make sure you are doing everything you can to assist them. At the end of the day, a little understanding goes a long way. How are you helping your team cope? Let us know in the comments below.