The COVID pandemic has changed everything. While there is a lot of talk about the ‘new normal,’ no one really knows what that is yet. But take a deep breath; you’ve got this. Just consider a few ways you can pivot to survive and thrive, whatever may come:
- Be transparent. Communicate to employees, residents, family members, the public, and other stakeholders. Seek their input on problem-solving and how to best move forward and embrace a post-pandemic world.
- Be flexible. When possible, allow employees to work from home if they wan to do so. Find ways to arrange schedules so that working parents can successfully juggle their job and parenting responsibilities. Be forgiving if people miss a meeting or a Zoom call is interrupted by a crying child or a barking dog.
- Promote safety. Make sure your workers have the PPE they need. Ask them what efforts or equipment would make them feel safer.