A recent survey shows that employees who feel cared for by leaders say they have great job satisfaction, commitment, and personal accountability for work performance. Yet in light the implications of the pandemic, managers are more stressed, burdened, and frustrated by the challenges of overseeing remote teams. This has a negative impact on everyone’s wellbeing.
Increasingly, companies are taking the time to rebuild teamwork and engagements through a variety of activities:
- Holding leadership boot camps to enable managers to thrive while they face ongoing uncertainty and disruption. Sessions address coaching skills to express care, appreciation, responsibility, and emotional intelligence.
- Normalizing mental health struggles. Companies are reaching out to workers to help them understand that feelings of struggle, stress, and anxiety are normal under the circumstances and nothing to be ashamed of. They are promoting mental health benefits, encouraging ways to have a work/life balance, and urgin them to seek help if they need it (without repercussions).
- Embracing the process of learning. This means introducing tools and practices such as weekly check-ins focused on recent challenges or situations.
- Boosting change intelligence. By coaching leaders using deep insights to create more positive and effective change, they are empowered to gain team buy-in and create lasting progress.