The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the global economy. Entire workforces are now working from home, recruitment & hiring has been put on hold for some companies and a lot of people have lost their jobs. What is the situation like in Ireland at the moment?
At the beginning of 2020, no one would have predicted just how much of an impact that COVID-19 was going to have on every aspect of our lives, including our working lives. It is clear that the ‘normal’ workplace we remember pre COVID-19 will not be returning anytime soon. So, what sort of changes are we likely to expect?
A recurring problem that we are hearing from our clients at the moment is that they are finding it difficult to keep their teams motivated now that everyone is working remotely.
At the beginning of lockdown, a lot of workplaces experienced an increase in productivity, probably due to the novelty of working from home. However, many workplaces are now beginning to see this spike in productivity start to decline.
So how can you keep your team motivated?