These are challenging times, and employee morale may be underwater; but there are some ways to ease your workers’ anxieties and even boost their spirits:
- Get ready for friction. Consider questions or concerns employees might have and prepare answers to help them. Workers are likely to want ready answers to their questions; a little preparation will go a long way.
- Expect diverse reactions. Focus on the employees who are on board and embracing the new normal of work and life, and have them help you win over the others.
- Set a clear goal. There is so much uncertainty right now. You can help employees by giving them clear-cut goals and priorities to focus on.
- Be honest about problems. Let employees know that there will be glitches and reassure them that you will handle issues as they arise. Help them keep their eye on the prize of a brighter future.