The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken workplaces in so many ways. Remote work, social distancing, and staying home is the new normal. Companies are affected, and many of them switched to “survival mode”, trying to keep their business afloat.
In the video above I talk to to visionary CEOs about how they handled the COVID-19 crisis and how to maintain your company culture and keep your employees happy in spite of COVID-19:
- Richard Sheridan – CEO of Menlo Innovations
- Saša Popović – CEO & Co-founder of Vega IT Sourcing
If you want more information on Menlo Innovation you should read Rich’s book Joy Inc. Sasa hasn’t written a book yet, but he mentions using Heartcount to measure workplace happiness and check in with employees and you can read all about it here. You can even try it free for 3 months in your organization.
- Download my books “Happy Hour Is 9 To 5” and “Leading With Happiness” free of charge – no email signup or anything required.
- Read my article on why COVID-19 means going “back to basics” for engagement and workplace happiness.
- Try Heartcount free for 3 months, the simplest tool for measuring happiness at work.
3 thoughts on “Video: How to keep your workplace happy despite COVID-19”
I greatly enjoyed listening to how other owners are treating our pandemic relative to their workforce. Tank you for the video! I have been rather hard on my company (mining industry) and their response since the beginning, but I am slowly warming up to our response. As Rick mentioned, health and safety has, and will always be, our first priority.
We are all very fortunate as we have not had to cut jobs during this pandemic or reduce health benefits. Production continues without a hitch outside of the magnitude for which we now include sanitation in our workplace . We have received a positive response from employees thanks to almost daily emails from our regional manager on our company’s response to the daily changes. Needless to say, I think the best thing that we as a company have done is communicate our decision-making frequent, which has limited additional distractions in the workplace.
Enjoyed the real life examples and discussion. Sometimes we as business owners and employers think of COVID19 has a bubble like environment only hurting our individual businesses and employees but it’s everyone together for sure. Great dialog.
I enjoyed the dialog. Great to hear different view points on work place communication and keeping the morale high in the midst of this pandemic.
Also going to checkout Richard’s book “Joy, Inc”. Looks like it will be a good read!