As people begin to return to their jobs, it’s important to look at the future of work not just from a safety point of view, but also mentally.
That’s why we thought we’d share with you this great article by Brit Morse for Inc Magazine on ‘How to Help Your Employees Feel Safe Psychologically’. With workplaces now getting their heads around the new local and federal safety procedures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, now is also the time to make sure your employees feel safe and up to speed.
Whether handling merchandise or customers, some employees could likely feel stress in many workplace situations. That’s why it’s important to ensure your staff understand all the rules and requirements to keep themselves and their clients safe and secure. Educating your employees on the best new practices and procedures is a great way to instill confidence in your staff.
Professor of Organizational Behavior and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, Denise Rousseau, said:
“Frequent, fluid conversations with employees are vital. Sit down with people, and as they share concerns, you share information about procedures and local regulations. On the basis of that conversation, update the guidelines you have, or write new guidelines to make it work. It's important to give people a voice in how you're going to go about keeping everyone safe. It's about participation and an attitude of learning.”
Click the link below to read the full article at Inc. Magazine to find out about how you can help your employees return to work with confidence.
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