The global pandemic has reached almost every corner of the map and has shaken up the corporate world too. While most of us are used to go to swanky offices in tony areas of our cities, covid-19 has swiftly transformed many companies to enable remote work at a large scale. Nobody has ever anticipated the launch of the world’s largest work-from-home experiment. Remote work culture has got its own set of unique challenges- both for the employees and employers. Employees feel a little lost and demotivated when working remotely, which in turn results in productivity loss and hampers the organization’s culture. This is a major problem that needs to be taken care of when we don’t know how long the remote working can last.
Creating a positive work culture is making sure that every employee is represented and accounted for. Company culture should unify the employees and drive them towards achieving the shared goal. As per Randstad, 38% of employees want to leave their current jobs due to negative company culture. Time has come to make changes, to transform your enterprise’s culture.
Employee recognition can be an excellent way towards driving your company’s culture. But how it can be achieved, virtually? And what kind of recognition strategy can make employees feel motivated? These are the questions every organization must have before implementing employee recognition programs.
Being acknowledged for being good is the best way to earn respect. Employee recognition programs are the initiatives taken by employers to reward their employees for achieving milestones, anniversaries, contributions, etc. It includes meaningful appreciation, recognition, and celebrating the shared success that will drive employee engagement. This keeps employees motivated throughout, results in better performance, and helps the company achieve positive work culture.
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Recognition is an important aspect that an organization should focus on if they want to transform their workplace culture. Employees need to be valued for their work, dedication, and efforts they contribute to meet their company goals. Intranets are the best platform to recognize and strengthen the work culture in an organization. An intranet can provide many opportunities for an employee to shine compared to traditional offline approaches.
Intranets built on SharePoint have a wide variety of features—one of them includes integration with collaboration tools like teams, yammer, etc. These tools are perfect for collaborating with employees and employee recognition. It enables fellow employees to indulge in discussions with their team members and they can like, comment, and share to appreciate their colleagues’ efforts. Backing up employee’s accomplishments across the intranet can bring transparency within the organization and the workforce is aware of one’s contribution.
Recognizing and rewarding the employees for their efforts will create a culture crafted with positivity. C-level recognition should be imposed to remind their employees about how their contributions have benefited their organization as a whole. It is best to enable recognition on mobile devices, especially during the pandemic where employees are available 24/7 and they do not miss out on any notification. Showcasing talent and efforts on a global level will overwhelm the employees and drive motivation to strive hard to reach the company’s goals.
The modern intranet will be a perfect solution for implementing the employee recognition scheme. With the remote culture taking a hit, dispersed employees across the planet will be connected throughout irrespective of the time and location. Recognition forums in the intranet platform will enable employees to track their input, have a look at the leaderboard and make people aware of one’s contribution.
We, at Acuvate, help clients build a robust intranet with digital workplace accelerator Mesh 3.0. It has all the features that can meet every aspect of the organization’s goals and transform the company culture. Some of the features include
If you’d like to learn more about this topic, please feel free to get in touch with one of our digital workplace consultants for a personalized consultation.
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