We receive a wake-up call every now and then.
Since March, we have collectively faced a deadly Pandemic, an unprecedented national lock down of businesses, inept and deceptive leadership, social unrest and protests due to endemic racism and injustice, “Kens” and “Karens” running amuck, massive unemployment, an impending homelessness tsunami, long COVID testing lines, even longer food lines, and the promise that things will get worse before they get better. In addition, some well-known companies have filed for bankruptcy, while others are in the queue. To survive, many companies have furloughed or laid off employees.
Because of the shutdown, many professionals have been working from their homes. For some, sitting in cramped quarters, keeping the kids quiet or entertained, shooing away their cat or dog, cursing at their slow internet connection, dealing with ZOOM fatigue, or struggling with sciatica have become subconscious tedium.
Because of the shrinking workforce, these lucky employees must sometimes work 10 to 12-hours daily. Some often work 6 to 7 days straight or weeks without a day off. Worse yet, even when employees are not working, they must be available to answer phone calls, SLACK, in-mail, texts, and emails.
Your most expensive and important business asset is your workforce. Your employees directly communicate with your vendors, competitors, prospects, and clients. The message they communicate is up to you. Their physical and mental health is your responsibility.
Would you like to learn how to recognize the early signs of a demotivated employee? Would you like to learn how to help them re-engage? Would you like to help them manage these challenging times so they can help your business evolve and thrive?