Updated: Jul 24
They say the only thing that is consistent in this world is change. Never, have "they" whoever they are been so on point. Change is hard.
Change is damn hard. And in a crisis like COVID-19, it gets even more complicated than it is difficult. Leaders witness employees wrestling with personal challenges – from chaotic remote and at-home working environments to surprise career transitions (and I'm not talking like surprise, you are being celebrated! I'm talking surprise! You are being furloughed, laid off, etc.) Management at all levels are faced with keeping their workforce engaged and productive, while at the same time continuing to keep the business running and building for the future. Yes, quota's, goals, and benchmarks are still in tact even though everything else has run amok. As leaders, it's crucial to address these challenges and manage change and communicate with sincere empathy. This approach will help all organizations enable their people to succeed in the most unpredictable of times, and do so while simultaneously building a stronger united workforce and more authentic relationships. Maintaining engagement and productivity in general isn't easy. In this crisis, it really isn't easy. But, with a proven approach to communicating change and offering support and really "seeing" your stakeholders, you can set employees up to succeed and even thrive in the new normal. Contact us today for your free consultation to find out more about how we can support your organization.