SmartCompany smartcompany.com.au 21 Sep, 2020 05:30 am

Australia's COVID-19 restrictions are affecting people in different ways. So what can business owners and managers do if members of a team have varying levels of motivation?

Australia's COVID-19 restrictions are affecting people in different ways. So what can business owners and managers do if members of a team have varying levels of motivation?
"There's an opportunity for managers to individualise working arrangements for employees," says Collabosaurus' Jessica Ruhfus.

GO1 co-founder and head of growth All team members are different.While lots of our team members like the flexibility and efficiency of working from home, we need to make sure we don’t lose connection with each other.Another really key aspect is ensuring that team members are recognised and rewarded for the continuing contributions they make.Often, paradoxically, things like recording activity, which is often associated negatively, can be positive as a way to recognise team members who are going above and beyond.

Transitioning Well co-director, and organisational psychologist LinkedIn During this challenging time, it is important for organisations to consider the needs of individual team members, because everyone is different.Identifying whether team members are stuck on highs (for example, more anxious, angry or overwhelmed), or stuck on lows (for example, procrastinating, finding it hard to concentrate or seemingly physically flat), will help managers determine whether their teams may need input from a professional.

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