5 tips to Help Leaders during COVID 19
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in the moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King, Jr., Civil rights leader.
For leaders to pass the crisis like COVIED 19 pandemic to act in an urgent and honest, as well to avoid the traps of waiting for the situation and assigning blame. The risks of delaying decision-making are often invisible.
As per the study of Qualtrics and SAP during March and April, 2020 study of more than 2,700 employees found that:
• 75% feel socially isolated.
• 67% report higher stress.
• 57% feeling greater anxiety.
• 53% feel more emotionally exhausted.
As for leaders and as previously mentioned study they are 7 proposal steps to be followed during COVIED 19 2nd phase:
Helping our team in the human sense that to be by accepting that a practice empathy and emotional intelligence to ensure that our teams and our companies can weather this crisis than to say “be the Calm in the Storm”.
2-Open door Policy.
“Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or conclude you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.”
Colin Powell, Secretary of State.
• Practice supportive listening.
• Seek to understand.
• Make sure people feel heard.
• Open themself up (build confidence).
• To not try to solve everything at once.
3- Seeking mastery
Leaders are in constant pursuit of mastery. They are curious and pursue other means to continue their professional development and their team.
4-Support and arrange available resources.
Leaders to make sure you are very clear that the resources are available to everyone at your company (medical and other resources) and that to announce that frequently that help in ease anxiety and stress among the team.
5- Digitally perceptive leader
Many leaders believe that leaders in the new economy will need to be digitally perceptive, and they should have the right skills to thrive in the digital economy as well for their teams especially, during the phase of COVID 19 that required remote work and whatever related of support application and programs. Remote work options and flexible leave have created workplaces where leaders and employees adapt to their time by time.
Crises force businesses and their leaders to change and adapt at extraordinary speed So, Leaders must constantly update their understanding of any probabilities that to be in conjunction with using strategies to elicit new information and learn rapidly.