Connect! Connect! Connect!
Connecting with your team whilst many are working from home is critical. Check in on projects but check in on them. How are they doing through this crisis? Is there anything else they need to help them be productive and to feel part of the team? Another in our series of 2 minute reads is now available
Human Interactions Australia puts people first and understands that in order to influence behaviour we need to connect with our people no matter what. During this stressful, uncertain period, it is vital for leaders to tap into their team’s emotions and remain connected.
It is very easy to think only of the economic terms and realities of the coronavirus pandemic and to think of our own immediate well-being. Humanity is more than a word to describe the earth’s population and that’s something we cannot afford to forget. Let’s keep the human in humanity.
The pandemic and crisis we are going through require us to raise the bar on compassion, empathy, support, inclusion, and communication. This makes us more effective as leaders, as organisations and as human beings. Now is the time to build practices, policies and tools that foster those values that will put you further ahead on the other side. While we have to deal with the immediate, we are here to help you plan for the future.
The research is clear and has been for a long time. People perform at their best when––and only when––they know their leaders care. Learn more from this Harvard Business Review piece.
Remember to focus on having regular conversations with your team about how they are feeling, discuss their challenges and fears and provide ongoing support to them during this uncertain time.