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Core Values For Employee Happiness

Lessons learned from the Best Places to Work award on workplace satisfaction during a pandemic

By GWW Staff

The elusive secrets of employee engagement have been a hot topic during the pandemic. To celebrate our fifth consecutive ranking as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine, we’re taking a closer look at what makes a positive workplace at GovWebworks so we can share these insights here and with clients.

Even before the advent of Covid-19, analysts were examining engagement as it relates to job retention during 2019’s tight labor market. Now, the focus is on how higher levels of engagement can help to overcome the stress and uncertainty of remote work during uncertain times, as well as improve productivity and profitability.

What we see at GovWebworks/Portland Webworks is that while we have lost many of our in-office rituals that helped foster a positive workplace, three essential values are still keeping our remote staff engaged.

What are these essential values? Here’s what we learned from the survey.

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