5 Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help Us Through the Coronavirus Crisis – Fast Company, by Harvey Deutschendorf, Mar 19, 2020
Things continue to change quickly as each day passes. Every day, more cities and states move to institute Stay-At-Home orders. Just 5 minutes ago, I received an alert on my phone notifying me of the order to stay at home starting tomorrow morning. All this change and uncertainty can create feelings of stress, anxiety, confusion and fear. More than ever, people need to feel a connection, and there are things we can do as leaders, managers, coworkers and friends to help create a connection.
Feeling connected can help us feel a sense of belonging, shared empathy, care, and feeling wanted and needed. At a time like this, that connection is necessary regardless of whether your workforce is normally remote, transitioning to remote, driving a truck, at the hospital, or on a construction site.
Here are 3 best practices for helping your employees feel connected:
What Is Your Company Emergency Remote Work Plan? – Harvard Business Review, by Cali Williams Yost, Feb 28, 2020
The impact of COVID-19 has found its way into all our lives in one way or another. We, your team at People Element, want to do what we can to help you and your employees through this time of uncertainty. We can’t possibly know all the challenges you’re facing but based on the customer conversations we’ve had and our own experiences, we’ve narrowed our focus to three critical areas: Communication, Connection, and Well-Being. Below are some thoughts and resources for the first of these areas: Communication. We hope these materials can be helpful in your efforts to navigate through this difficult time.
It’s not an accident this is listed first. We believe this should be the first priority at a time like this. Information empowers your people to make the best decisions possible for themselves and their families. We recommend you develop a communication plan that can be delivered by the highest levels of leadership as well as immediate supervisors.
Here are the 4 keys to an effective communication plan:
People Element has surveyed thousands of people about their employment experiences during the COVID-19 crisis.
Our report outlines our findings and is available as a free download.