In case you missed it, we’re running a bi-weekly Mastermind group to provide the opportunity for you to get on the horn and talk to other leaders in your same boat.
Our first call was last week, and we had some great discussion.
Several articles and resources were offered up by several participants. One attendee even shared his company’s Infectious Illness Response Plan and Infectious Illness Report Form.
While I won’t be sharing nuggets from every call here, I thought I’d share a few tips gleaned from our first one.
Ensure employees are receiving consistent information
One attendee discovered that his workforce was receiving inconsistent information from various leaders. Lesson learned in getting it together and having a unified voice before sending information out.
Each manager should develop a remote work plan in partnership with their team
Develop ground rules for email and video chats, for example, and expectations for email response times. Are kids okay? What about pajamas? Wine? (Joking… sort of.)
Communicate with your employees on a daily basis, and at the end of each week
Communication should include updates on the organization and resources for dealing with stress, and show your understanding that work is different.
Good or bad, employees (and customers) are going to remember this experience
Be loyal to your employees now, and they will provide you with stellar service when it’s time to get back to business. Those employers who are still focusing on culture will have an easier time rebuilding.
Fill employee time when work is slow
An employee who used to drive to appointments is now taking them via Zoom. All of a sudden there’s more free time and less hourly pay coming through. These employees could work on learning something new, or take on that project you can’t seem to get to. Don’t be afraid to delegate.
Next week’s topics for Friday, April 17 at 10 am Pacific are:
- How can employers keep a focus on and safeguard inclusion during a time when disparate impact is inevitable?
- What are some cool new ways to recognize staff given the new way of work?
- Compliance Corner, with our very own Director of Compliance, Kendra Wilson
If you’d like to join us on next week’s and/or any future calls, register here.
Once you register you can attend any of the upcoming calls (or not). We intend to keep going until we don’t need to anymore.