Samantha is a freelance writer and a content manager in an online magazine based from US. She spends most of her time reading, learning and writing in her own blog.
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented disruption in our personal and professional lives.
As a leader, this moment requires you to think differently about how you are managing. It starts with an inventory of new realities that increase the risk at work.
You could have fewer people working. Your teams may be smaller, they may be doing more work, and they may be working longer. Some people can work remotely; maybe they are using more technology, which can be a new experience for many, and they may be following new working methods that require physical distance.
People are also distracted by the adjustments in their family life. Their children are home from school, or perhaps their spouse shares their home office.
With all these new realities in your hand, what else can you do as a leader? Here are seven things you can do right now to show your employees you have their backs and help protect them during this heightened time of anxiety.
The best boss whoever taught me something essential decades ago, and it's still true today. He told me, "It's easy to be a good leader when the going is good, but your real test as a leader comes when the going gets tough."
So how are you going to measure yourself?