The pandemic, economic uncertainties, and social/political turmoil can be distracting for your employees. However, there are some steps you can take to keep your teams focused and productive during challenging times:
- Make sure you’re okay. Acknowledge and address any anxiety or stress you may be feeling so that you don’t impose your uncertainties or negativity on your team.
- Acknowledge that these are challenging times. Encourage your employees to voice their feelings and concerns.
- Foster self-compassion. Encourage your workers to take care of themselves and seek any help or support they need.
- Be directly. Ask people what they need; have open, honest one-on-one conversations.