In the face of COVID-19, companies across the globe are faced with new challenges they have never had to overcome before. The looming sense of uncertainty can be daunting. However, if managed properly, businesses can turn adversity into an opportunity to grow and improve.
To help minimize undesirable effects the pandemic has on employee morale, businesses should take this chance to revive their listening and communication skills. Hascall Steel leadership is actually improving their communications, being transparent with the staff by sharing relevant adjustments the company has had to make in navigating our Covid-19 reality.
Beyond providing guidance, it is also important to empower your workforce to take charge by asking questions and offering solutions, etc. Aside from checking on everyone’s health and families, our managers are also inquiring about what the employees would like to see improved in our work environment, since we have extra time due to lower production requirements. Being as involved as possible in the decision-making process can alleviate anxiety and help strengthen employee-employer trust. We are actively connecting with our employees and exchanging information that helps us all cope a little better. Now is the time to promote collaboration and feedback to help create goals and keep everyone in-the-know.
The reality we are faced with can change on daily basis, but if we make each change a learning experience, we can all come out of this stronger than we were before. Ultimately, the circumstance cannot be controlled, but the response can be. Hascall Steel is remaining as optimistic as possible and we hope this post inspires you and your company to do the same. Stay safe!
“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”