7. Have Some One on One Time
Take time once a month to connect with employees one on one to see how they’re doing, what’s going well for them, what’s not working out, and what you can do to help. Take someone out to lunch to show your appreciation for everything they do for the company. Such connection will show employees that you genuinely care about them as people and not just robots typing away on computers.
8. Volunteer Together
A great way to get employees engaged in their work is to give back to the local community. Volunteering helps open your eyes to other struggles in the world, and giving back helps create caring, compassionate, selfless employees. Make plans to volunteer once a month or every two weeks to get into the habit, and watch how you and your employees are transformed. For volunteer opportunities near you, visit here.
9. Make Your Employees Feel Visible and Known
Send employees texts, emails, or cards thanking them for their hard work. It’s a great way to personally thank your employees for all they do as well as make them feel visible in the workplace. Always be sure to write the note yourself to add that extra layer of care and gratitude.
10. Take Advantage of Free Days at Local Museums and Parks
You want your employees to be lifelong learners, and one way to do this is to engage them in culture, art, and history through local museums and parks. Usually these places can be expensive even with discounts, but most all museums and parks offer free days for people to enjoy. Plot out a few of these free days per semester and take your employees on a field trip. It’s a great way to relax and have fun while learning together.