In the past few weeks, we’ve all made extraordinary shifts as COVID-19 continues to impact our daily lives and communities.
At work, many of us have had to rapidly adjust existing processes and project plans. All while facing a series of additional and unprecedented challenges: working remotely, managing stress and uncertainty, and caring for our children and families.
If you’re a leader, you’ve likely witnessed the immense impact the global crisis has had on your people. Employees are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, and uncertain about the future. They need to be reconnected and reminded of your shared values.
As part of our mission to make work better, we want to help you do that. For teams and organizations, we’re now offering 3-month packages of nudges that make it easy for leaders to help their people develop better resilience skills and remote work habits. Nudges—short, personalized coaching moments—are a Nobel-prize winning way to support your people, improve organizational health, and ensure business continuity.
Because the world is changing rapidly, we didn’t just use the product we had. We built a new one. It’s shorter, faster, and more focused on what matters now.
A few tips to get you started
Keeping distributed teams cohesive and productive while navigating uncertainty is hard. Here are three examples of the type of tips included in our Crisis Resilience package. Each aims to make it easier for team members to stay connected, invest in their resilience, and better manage stress.
Combat Confusion. Take a few moments to identify one way you could make a process on your team more clear. For example, can you suggest a new norm around sharing information (e.g. add a “goal” or “best practices” section to a project plan)? Then lead by example and put your idea into action!
Get on the same page. Today, take five minutes to write down your highest priority tasks. What do you need to do to keep your team and projects running smoothly? In your next meeting, make sure you and your manager are aligned. This will help you confidently cross the most urgent items off your to-do list.
Plan for obstacles. Today, reflect on an upcoming milestone. Then make a list of potential obstacles: what could get in the way of achieving your goal? Write down a plan for dealing with each one. For example, if urgent tasks tend to fill up your days, preemptively schedule blocks of time for focused work.