VP, People and Organisation Development
Many of us are continuing to struggle with the loss of the previous routine - travelling to work outside of home, physical interaction with our colleagues, getting easy access to technology and resources to stay productive, taking vacation time etc. Our feeling of belonging at work has become challenged over the past two years as we’ve shifted to relying on video calls and screen activities to stay connected. These shifts and changes are pushing employee well-being up the ladder of corporate priorities.
How can we foster a positive culture of belonging among employees especially when no one knows exactly when this pandemic will end?
We had the opportunity to speak with Liza Chang, VP, People and Organisation Development at WRS during our PeopleFirst APAC 2021 event. She shared how the organisation is taking different initiatives to build a greater sense of belonging to thrive for 2022 and beyond.
Since the pandemic, the way to care for employees has changed. With a mix of staff members working remotely and onsite, they respond differently to the change where some need time to adapt, some lavish it while others need the presence of people around them.
There is a need to nurture people managers. There are many managers out there but it is essential that they learn how to genuinely care for their team members. In order to prepare them to be great and successful people managers you can:
TLC. Establish TRUST with team members, demonstrate strong LEADERSHIP that will lift up the morale of team members during tough times, and show CARE for employees.