How your business manages its way through the pandemic will be a strong measure of its ability to achieve post-pandemic success.
No one knows how we’ll emerge from this.
Will corporate culture change?
Will our offices become mere hubs for periodic interaction and specific purposes, leaving many of us to continue working remotely?
Will we travel at all for work in the future.
No one knows.
But ensuring a strong, committed relationship with every employer continues to be essential during the pandemic.
Every CKL employer should consider taking this approach to its relationship management with its employees:
- consistently reinforce a message of trust with your employees – those who feel trusted they will take greater ownership than if they feel they are being micro-managed in difficult circumstances;
- check in regularly at a personal level – mental wellbeing is critical in these times and acknowledging possible challenges will help employees feel safe, nurtured and if necessary be more open about their challenges;
- remain mindful of the different challenges people face when working from home (small spaces, poor IT, young children) and adapt working practices – and expectations – accordingly;
- engage your entire workforce, not only those that are adjusting better or more efficiently; and
- appreciate that when working remotely, old networking habits may resurface excluding certain workers – active engagement and feedback is even more critical to assure you maximize the benefits of your diverse talent pool.
Maximize the potential success of your business after this pandemic, hopefully to being more successful than ever.