Morning administrators! Have you ever found that your colleagues don’t have enough motivation for their work and are less connected to each other, especially during the pandemic? Today, CareStory is going to provide some engagement strategies for your colleagues and caregivers:
Firstly, involve caregivers in decision-making!
As the administrator, your proposed changes will directly impact your caregivers, which may have positive or negative influences. So before you actually implement these changes, please, listen to your colleagues — What feedback do they have? Any better ideas? Give them a voice in how plans are implemented, and make them feel deeply involved! Trust me, they may surprise you with incredible suggestions!
Besides, ask for feedback and improvements!
Regularly send out surveys to your employees; anonymous ones are recommended. Find out what resources they need, what resources you don’t currently provide but would help them develop their competence and confidence, their motivation, and their job satisfaction. You can also schedule one-on-one interviews and connect with your team members. Sample questions can be:
- What are your recent goals?
- What is going well so far?
- Any obstacles or challenges are you currently facing?
- What else do you expect from the company?
- How can I better support you?
Keep doing that and show that you really care about them!
Moreover, launch wellness and fitness programs and promote staff well-being!
We all know that caregivers are more likely to experience stress, and the admin staff should help them stay healthy and positive! For instance, providing information about mental health, hosting workshops and webinars on how to regulate negative emotions, offering meditation training, creating peer support groups, etc. But trust me, this will gradually build a positive work culture!
To fuel motivation, one of the most effective ways is to show caregivers they are supported by their CEOs, executive directors, and administrators. Let’s work together! So if you have thoughts or ideas of strategies that can keep caregivers engaged, feel free to share with CareStory below in the comment section!
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