2020 was an unusual year for everyone. No one anticipated how things would get turned upside down during the year. However, what’s important is that in this past year, we learned, we adapted, and we survived.
Organizations across the world understood and accepted that things might not be the same as before soon. They adapted themselves to keep up with the new reality, and so did the employees.
Work-from-home became the new normal. As difficult as it may seem, employees tried to find the best ways to balance their professional and personal lives. They also tried to add structure to their days and make them as productive as possible.
While remote working has some significant advantages, it does have its downsides.
Why Working From Home Can Be Challenging?
Some of the most significant advantages of remote working are increased productivity and improved cost-efficiency. There is another side to this coin too. Here are some of the challenges of remote working.
Feeling of Isolation
One of the things that employees would’ve missed this year is the office banter and a positive physical work environment. With remote working taking center stage, it looks like the current situation will not change any time soon. Sitting next to your colleague or sharing stories at the coffee machine will have to wait for a while.
Though remote working seemed like a great idea initially, it was only a matter of time before a sense of loneliness crept in. Since employees are alone and busy working by themselves, they miss socializing as well.
Missing Out on Office Culture
An exciting workspace promotes a healthy exchange of ideas and opinions. It’s where teams brainstorm to find the best possible solutions to the various work problems they face. When teams are unable to do this, it could get tough to build and maintain professional relationships.
Working virtually can directly impact the office culture and how employees feel about an organization. Some companies may offer tools like online chat systems or teleconferencing facilities, but it wouldn’t match up to what a real office offers.
Lack of Motivation
When team members work together, they motivate each other to perform well. Working remotely means you won’t be working alongside your colleagues. This also means that when you have a query at work, you won’t be able to solve it quickly by asking a coworker for help.
Remote working does give you the advantage of a flexible schedule. However, it has one major downside – the challenge of staying disciplined. With no fixed schedule, it can be tough to follow a strict regime and stay motivated. Following a routine similar to the one if you were going to work would seem challenging.
Impacts Your Health and Well-Being
As great as remote working sounds, the tricky part about it is finding the perfect work-life balance. Employees tend to work longer hours when working remotely, resulting in physical and mental strain and stress. Employees may feel tired and find a noticeable dip in their energy levels at the end of the day.
Social interactions are beneficial for our emotional well-being. When personal interactions are limited, it can also lead to burnout. Maintaining your physical and mental health and well-being can seem like a struggle for many when working virtually.
How Eva Helps to Send Personalized Gifts to Your Remote Employees
A simple, effective, and highly recommended strategy to keep the morale of remote employees high during these times is employee gifting.
Employees are the pillars on whom the success of an organization depends. Only when employees are happy and productive will they perform to the best of their abilities. This is critical for every company’s success graph. Today, no organization cannot afford to ignore the importance of boosting employee morale.
So how does one pick out gifts for remote employees? In some cases, the HR or admin teams would not have even met these employees. Such a situation poses a bigger challenge when it comes to selecting the most appropriate gift.
- What if there was a solution to pick out a gift always according to the recipient’s likes?
- What if the gifter didn’t have to worry about sending the same gift to a recipient again?
- What if there was a simple way to pick the perfect gift, package it beautifully, and handle all the delivery related logistics?
The simple solution to the above questions and all your employee gifting woes is Eva.
Eva Gifting Assistant is a one-of-a-kind automated gifting solution. Eva’s smart capabilities allow you to launch a unique gifting program, yet it can be used to give a gift at scale. The incredible part is that the gifting program is fully customizable according to your specific needs. You can decide whether you wish to create a gifting program that is completely or partially automated.
Whether it’s gifting your new remote employees or celebrating a personal or professional milestone with current employees – Eva handles all this and much more. Eva’s catalog with a wide range of categories is created by keeping diverse tastes and preferences in mind. Since Eva’s catalog is updated regularly according to the latest gifting trends, your gift will always be unique.
How Does Eva Work?
Here’s how you can set up and launch your gifting program with Eva in minutes.
- Enter the details of the recipient and specify the amount you wish to spend.
- Eva then generates a unique link, and you would need to share this link with the recipient.
- When the recipient clicks on the link, Eva’s interactive platform chats with the recipient.
- After asking the recipient some questions, Eva’s smart algorithm understands the recipient’s preferences and this information can be saved for future use.
- According to the specifications of the gifter, Eva picks out the best gift as per the recipient’s likes. The gifter can also choose to have some control in the gifting process and pick out the best gift from the options selected by Eva.
- After selecting the gift, Eva ensures the gift is wrapped attractively and sent to the recipient. Eva takes care of all the delivery logistics, and Eva can also add a personalized handwritten note if specified by the gifter.
In these tough and challenging times, companies must ensure they are always connected with their employees. A small but thoughtful gift can play a massive role in keeping employees happy, engaged, and productive at work.
With its amazing capabilities and fully customizable options, Eva has been used by teams across industries. Eva is not only a cost-effective gifting solution, but it is also a valuable tool that adds joy and delight to the employee gifting process.
Do you want to stand out from the rest of the competition and gain the reputation of a desirable workplace? Do you want to know how Eva can help you fulfill your employee gifting objectives?
To know more about how Eva can help you, take a look at this quick demo. We’re here to happily surprise you.