Did you know that nearly 7 in 10 employees said in a recent mental health survey that the coronavirus pandemic is the most stressful time of their professional lives?
Is that true for you or your team, too?
Everyone is navigating now, in ways and places they’ve never had to before. Everything seems to have gone sideways, and there aren’t many clues about when the future might feel at all predictable again. It’s no shock that it’s starting to affect many people’s mental health.
You and your team have adapted to an enormous amount of change in the last few months. Now, as you’re trying to get back to the business of whatever you work is, you’re asking them (and yourself) to incorporate new rules and boundaries while navigating their own challenges with shifting restrictions and guidance.
The good news? Each member of your team wants to succeed. The value of having work has never been more clear in our lifetime, and the desire of most people is to pull together towards making that work as successful as possible.
So, how can you get the best of a stressed group in these turbulent times? Watch this video for my four ingredients to strengthen your staff in times of emergency.
Why do you need to strengthen your staff?
People want to be successful at their jobs. When external stressors hit, though, it can scatter their focus. External pressures, fear and uncertainty can cause them to struggle, ultimately affecting their work and their interactions with coworkers, supervisors and customers. Making sure that your staff has the tools they need to succeed and giving them the four ingredients I talked about in the video, you can help increase their ability to handle stress. You can have employees that have more of the skills they need in order to bring their best into the workplace no matter what happens next!
What challenges Are You Facing with your staff?
Check out the video if you didn’t. I encourage you to apply these four strategies over the next week and see if you see a difference in your staff and their resilience. Did you know that there is a cycle of resilience? I put together an explanation and a 5 minute video where I help you build resilience in your staff, yourself and even in youth. Sign up for the free training here!
What struggles have you been personally facing in the workplace? Leave me a comment below and let’s work on them together!