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|Can technology help you address the challenges of maintaining employee engagement and support wellbeing, with everyone now working remotely?|
With the emergence of the Covid-19 crisis in the early months of 2020, more and more workforces are operating remotely. This has created a number of issues for public sector organisations. They have had to think about how they are going to communicate tasks with dispersed workers, provide them with access to key systems and how they can protect sensitive public data.
With many of these issues taking a leading role, it can be easy to overlook the soft issues that managers and HR teams need to think about during these testing times. For many people the office environment is an outlet away from the home. The interaction with colleagues is a key part of their week and allows them to communicate between teams and contributes to overall levels of wellbeing.
Removing this level of interaction can lead to a number of challenges, including:
- Reduced communication level
- Unequal communication
- Employee disengagement
- Lack of structure and loss of workplace culture
Another issue that can arise through difficulties in communication is a lack of structure. If employees are not communicated with effectively there is a chance their role within the wider organisation will become unclear. Communication is key to making sure that all employees are aware of how their week should be structured. Without structure, employees stop being a team and instead become disparate entities. This ultimately leads to a loss of workplace culture, which can also affect individual wellbeing.
Read on to find out how technology help to promote workplace inclusivity and wellbeing: