Complimentary Virtual Workshop - What Leaders Can Do to Reduce Worker Anxiety - Shared screen with speaker view
When are we going to have a vaccine
I would live ideas on how to improve morale for those working from home
If there was ONE resource I could give my team, what would that be?
How we see anxiety and mitigate its impact on the person's performance
How do you know if a member of my team is anxious? What can one look for?
How to better balance the day to day anxiety in our current global environment>
How can I help my team work together to have less stress? To worry less about Covid and the current reorganization of our department.
Spencer Brown, Aging Life Care Professional
How can we address anxiety in the workplace related to mergers, acquisitions and numerous corporate changes and growth initiatives?
Do different age groups experience anxiety in different ways? If so, and as leaders, how do we address the needs in each age group?
Can we move from Fear zone to Growth zone without going through Learning?
I have one on ones with my team and we don't really discuss work so much of how they are doing. I tell them my feelings as well. I try to make them feel safe and that we are going to take this step by step.
At SACADA we moved from monthly staff meeting to weekly staff meetings. Supervisors are conducting daily check ins with staff.
we also increased communication and touch points. we also do a Q&A every month and we try to communicate very often all the measures we are taking as a company. we have a CoVid site in the intranet, we have a task force the meets 3 days a week to decide on actions and communication to the organization
Barbara A. F. Greene
So Gabriel- your company has a COVID Team to communicate organization-wide-and yet you as a leader are still looking for ways to help your colleagues- focus on what you know
I've included making calls to board members as well.
We do weekly staff meetings via Teams and also discuss how to distribute the work load for those feeling overwhelmed.
Also I send little treats for birthdays and work anniversaries.
Our department has 30-minute Zoom coffee times once a week where we chat, talk about books we're reading, movies or Netflix shows, etc. We also have a "touch base" twice per week where we update eachother on what's happening.
In addition to the importance communication for anxious employees, it is also important to make sure they remember that the work they do is important and adds value. I loved that Jacob mentioned that a a part of feeling safe is feeling valued
In addition to those noted, started a special notification sent to all management /supervisors to help in moving information throughout the organization. Our president is also hosting a virtual Town Hall for all staff to ask questions as changes are happening.
We established a business continuity team focused on the pandemic and the response to the workforce. We met twice a week as a team and discussed the status of the virus reviewing data provided by the counties in which we operate. We changed our PTO policy to accommodate those who became ill, we implemented health check points at our main gate, we established weekly talking point updates, and we developed animations to reach the workforce in a low-stress manner. We also implemented contact tracing procedures and established three telemedicine processes. Finally, we ensured all employees have PPE provided to them upon entering the campus daily.
The Dept. of VA has a very good program.
Great advice Stewart!
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thank you all!! Barbara thank you for sharing and inviting us
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Great webinar. Thank you Barbara and team!
terrific... thank you so much for including so many talented folks...
thank you Barbara !!!
Thank you so much everyone