To gauge the success of your business, there are three units of measure: morale, productivity and labour. If any of these go up, the result will be a thriving work space!
If they go down...well, you can count on losing any emotional equity from your employees.
So how do we keep things on the up and up? We’ve narrowed it down for you and it basically comes down to one thing: health of body and mind.
So ask yourself: Are your employees missing work from personal or family health issues that are either physical and emotional?
If you’re unsure how to answer this question, put this guide in your pocket:
The 1-2-3 Guarantee to business happiness and the absence of absenteeism
1.Set clear expectations and enforce them!
The new age of normal - and the reason Maskz of Sweden has adopted the alter-ego ‘Generation Quarantine’ - dictates that we take better precautions over our personal health protection, especially via personal protective equipment.
So if this is the post-quarantine age of a new normal, then we’d better adapt and not fall behind. This means embracing a change for the better of our health. This means adding protective equipment to our regular inventories. Wearing masks is in, spreading germs is out.
Of course, it’s good to consider what your company needs. A simple non-medical mask, or FFP1 mask, is basically a courtesy to curb the spread of germs.
The real prize lies in medical and surgical grade masks, FFP2 and 3, which have bacterial filtration rates of >95% and >98%. You can expect high quality from workers when you enforce high quality amongst them. And prioritizing health care involves normalizing mask wear.
2. Cultivate a culture of support
What better way to support your staff than by concretely providing for their well- being?
A preemptive provision of supplies is an accessible, low cost solution that goes a long way. Think: low cost, high return. Having readily available hand sanitizers or FFP2 and FFP3 masks in exchange for ensuring worker safety? We’d all sign up for that! We at MaskZ of Sweden certainly did.
After all, what will cost you more? Losing out on productivity as workers call out sick causing an increase in labour costs? Or proactively investing in protective health gear? Sometimes you just gotta pay the $2!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "productivity losses from missed work cost employers $225.8 billion, or $1,685 per employee, each year."
Whereas a preemptive investment in medical grade FFP2 and FFP3 masks saves you the headache - and it’s just such an easy transition to make.
3.Cut back stress
We all know that one go-to person we can always count on. The one who always has your back. Why not BE that person who always has someone’s back? Particularly that of your employees and colleagues?
If you don’t establish good rapport with your workers, minds will be poisoned against you - fast! (Remember, a disease of the mind is far more infectious than a bodily one!)
All in all, stocking up of personal protective equipment is a physical show of TLC. When employees feel comfort and support in their place of employment, how do you think they’ll rate on the job satisfaction scale? Pretty high. And high satisfaction in the job department certainly coincides with a low absenteeism rate.