Managers at all levels are leading through the COVID-19 virus. With no end in site, uncertainty and stress have become a way of life.
Employee engagement, retention and productivity were pre-Covid challenges for most companies.
Uncertainty, anxiety and stress are distracting, and cause employees to become disillusioned and demotivated. Engagement and productivity are an even greater challenge.
Companies will be implementing recovery plans that will introduce new budget pressure and change initiatives.
Leaders will be asked to get even more done (with less) while enacting various change initiatives.
Leadership capabilities will be stress tested.
In order to lead a team out of this crisis, employees must
- Trust their leader
- Be confident in the future
- Have hope and optimism
- View their leader as consistent and unwavering