Now’s the time to start communicating with your employees about the impact of the current crisis on your operations.
Right now we are all feeling a sense of anxiety & fear
During these times, in the absence of a leader who is clear, authentic and transparent in their communication, employees will begin to feel detached and less obligated to the organisation.
Communication (well the right type of communication) can assist with allaying the fears of your employees. People are looking for clarity and confidence in their leaders, now is not the time to hold your cards close to your chest – everyone knows what’s happening out there, they know there is going to be pain, you don’t need to pretend everything is fine.
But you do need to be clear on the reality and what your strategy is.
And it’s time to pay for good advice, let the specialists take care of your people and financial matters. You need to be out there talking to your clients, understanding where they are at, looking at strategies to pivot your business operations, making the necessary changes to your core business.
What can your employees expect if your industry goes into lockdown?
Will you be looking at stand downs over redundancies?
As the lockdowns and job losses impact the economy what is your strategy to minimise the pain?
You have a requirement to communicate any major workplace changes to your employees – we are here, the time is now.
They need time to plan & prepare – emotionally and financially.
This is all about having a workforce there ready to go back to work when this is all over. To buy time to weather the storm
I’m here to support you through this when you are ready
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