Experts will use the power of human emotions to fill vacancies and stop the flow of resignations following the epidemic.
The business technology company, The Access Group, has released a new paper, entitled Emotionally Charged: The Power of Human Emotions at Work, urging businesses to cultivate positive sensations of pleasure, empowerment and freedom among their employees.
After a pandemic of the Covid-19 virus devastated the global workforce and triggered mass layoffs, furloughs, and the quick adoption of remote working, many companies were looking for new ways of finding and retaining top talent. Recruiters in the hotel, healthcare, and logistics industries are having a particularly difficult time finding qualified candidates.
The Great Resignation – a huge emigration caused by the epidemic – is also on the minds of many organisations.
One of the report’s authors, The Access Group’s Claire Scott, said: “The preceding 18 months have shown us exactly how crucial human emotions are to the success of organisations in every area.” Compassion drove care providers to make personal sacrifices for their patients, and it is because of this many organisations have survived and even grown.
The emotional landscape has shifted, and it’s time to assess it now that life is getting back to normal. Employers need to identify and address the root reasons for employee dissatisfaction, stress, and resentment that the epidemic may have exacerbated.
To assist individuals in performing more effectively and more effectively, technology plays a significant role.” Remote and flexible working is now a reality for millions of individuals thanks to tools like video conferencing and cloud-based collaboration platforms like Google Docs. Strategic use of technology frees employees to focus on what they do best while reducing time spent on tasks that aren’t required.
Dave Coplin, CEO and creator of business consultant Envisioners, confirmed her sentiments, saying:
Some organisations see technology and automation to reduce operating expenses and increase productivity. In the short term, you may see results, but you risk losing the opportunity to expand the value you provide to your customers and employees in the long run.
For organisations, “we need to recognise that the optimal strategy is striking a compromise between cold, predictable logic and human intuition.” “We are better together,” he said.
To download Emotionally Charged: The Power of Human Emotions at Work, click here.