This Love Month, we want to share a few ideas for showing your staff some technology and workspace love in 2022.
All great relationships have a foundation of great communication. It’s no secret, we’re a fan of giving your staff the gift of Microsoft Teams. Collaboration tools such as online meetings, screen sharing, instant messaging, file sharing, webinars, channels, project coordination and more bring great organization and efficiency to the team effort. Listen to a brief podcast episode our team recorded on the topic. https://itsuckspodcast.com/microsoft-teams
Your staff’s health and comfort are a priority. Encourage them not to skip lunch breaks and to get up and walk around for a few minutes each hour! Consider upgrading them to sit/stand desks, giving them access to an annual ergonomics audit, and be sure they are caring for their eye health, which takes such a hit staring at a screen all day. Check out our podcast episode on eye health technology here: https://itsuckspodcast.com/eye-care-technology
Give your staff the gift of confidence and tools to keep your network secure. We have lots of tools in our IT Security Suite which fit the bill. That being said, keeping your network secure starts with keeping your staff informed, and Security Awareness Training does just that! Check in with us for more information on how to apply these tools to your unique network security needs!
Team Morale is of utmost importance, and can easily go by the wayside amongst the busy daily drudge of getting done what needs to get done. Brainstorm some ways to encourage your employees and increase team spirit. Here at BTS we offer a monthly opportunity to meet “face to face” during a staff virtual Happy Hour. Especially with so many folks working remotely these days (and very likely going forward) ensuring the team has an opportunity to connect is important. We also have a bi-monthly newsletter which includes light topics and company news. It also includes a long list of kudos, collected from client correspondence, celebrating individual staff and the team as a whole. During the first year of the pandemic, we held a couple of virtual Escape Room nights, as The Escape Room, Portland, Maine was hosting at the time. While attending in person can increasingly be an option as well, doing a search online for virtual escape rooms can give you this option, which works especially well if you have employees working in other locales. We found these great examples: https://treasuremountain.co/ https://wearewildgoose.com/usa/
Last but not least, it’s always important to be sure you are thanking your staff regularly, and encouraging a culture of appreciation between employees. Find a way to do so via company newsletters, events or other methods of recognition. Periodically, we spotlight an employee via our podcast as well. Check those interviews out here!