Updated: Mar 30
Social distancing matters during pandemic times. As many employees have started working distantly, using online technologies has become a tool that can help employers to elevate the spirit of their team in difficult times. Here is why every HR manager should consider online live training without thinking.
According to Science Magazine, social isolation can increase the risk of a variety of health problems. Why? Lab studies by Holt-Lunstad and others have found that having a close friend present can reduce a person’s cardiovascular response to a stressful task. Put it another way, people with stronger social relationships had a 50% increased likelihood of survival than those with weaker social connections.
Here is what employers can do now to motivate and keep their staff.
Provide online yoga and meditation classes. Don’t neglect physical and mental health.
Have an online happy hour. Connect to share some of your thoughts, listen to their stories, and have a virtual cup of tea or coffee.
Inspire them to learn or master a foreign language. Online live communication with a coach compensates for a lack of personal contact. If you are a multinational company with many employees who need English for work, you could team them up into small virtual rooms. People always achieve better results when they are surrounded by like-minded colleagues.
The value you put in our employees during hard times will multiply your company’s income and image as a better place to work and to grow in.