Five Ways of Putting Your Best Foot Forward

5 Ways To Put Your Best Foot Forward.Creating a work environment where employees excel is best anticipated when they are informed. Through thick and thin, workers honestly believe that coworkers are family. In providing a setting that focuses on the utility of each worker, there are several things to keep in mind.

  • Focus on Work-Life Balance

Overwork and overexertion have been common in industries where more has been asked of the worker during COVID-19. Remember that burnout can affect everyone. Jobs that require strenuous activity, such as construction workers, or first responders have the potential to affect worker health if performed to an extent. Gyms and fitness centers have not been open for some time, yet there are still ways to maintain a work-life balance. Exercising during wee morning hours or at night is optimal for those concerned about heat during the day, or simply to improve health. Limiting your work hours and making time for family, and for yourself, allows continuous improvement in circumstances.

  • Look Out for Others

Coworkers are like family – they look out for each other, knowing that everyone’s best interests are collectively achieved. If you see a coworker who you think could be helped, put your best foot forward. New hires, for example, might not be given the correct training, or following precautions deemed essential.[1] Turnover has increased during the pandemic, so making sure that the onboarding process is given the attention it deserves is crucial to reduce workplace injury.

  • Reimagine Yourself in the Shoes of Your Clientele

During this pandemic, people who have needed medical attention for issues other than COVID-19 have been sidelined or sidelined themselves out of fear of catching the virus. If you are a medical worker, understanding the plight many people face is essential for work. Doctors and nurses have an opportunity to change someone’s day for the better, even if the patient’s day is not going so well. Positive thinking and encouragement allow one to rationalize their labor, and to remind oneself that they are not simply a cog in a machine performing a function.

  • Put Your Faith in the Process

In truth, we are all in this together. Keeping an open mind about the future is helpful. Providing a personable touch to your work, forging relationships with coworkers and reminding employees of following safety and health precautions shows you care – and ultimately has the potential to reduce infection.

  • File a Workers’ Compensation Claim if You are Injured

For some, filing workers’ compensation claims, from a home office or a commercial setting, have been delayed or put off due to the pandemic. Even though it might not be possible to visit your doctor for a medical appointment in-person, telemedicine can be vital[2]. Employers have an obligation to providing a less adversarial relationship during the working of these claims, especially during COVID-19.[3] Remember that there may be time deadlines. Our team of lawyers are trained to guide you through this process.

[1] Williams, Christine, and Dennis Tierney. “COVID-19: What the Pandemic Means for Workers’ Compensation Claims.” MARSH, MARSH LLC., coronavirus.marsh.com/us/en/insights/research-and-briefings/covid-19-and-workers-compensation-claims.html?sf120414231=1.

[2] Williams, Christine, and Dennis Tierney. “COVID-19: What the Pandemic Means for Workers’ Compensation Claims.” MARSH, MARSH LLC., coronavirus.marsh.com/us/en/insights/research-and-briefings/covid-19-and-workers-compensation-claims.html?sf120414231=1.

[3] Williams, Christine, et al. “A Collaborative Workers’ Compensation Approach Can Save You More.” Marsh.com, Marsh LLC., Mar. 2018, www.marsh.com/us/insights/research/a-collaborative-workers-compensation-approach-can-save-you-more.html.

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