By Josh Williams, Ph.D.
In Part 1 of this blog series (Read PART1), we addressed leadership guidelines for safely returning to work during COVID-19. This included specific actions like setting up entry stations, physical distancing guidelines, emergency response preparations, and cleaning/disinfecting plans. In Part 2, we’ll cover leadership “soft skills” to support employees returning to work and those working from home offices. The manner in which leaders show caring and compassion now will pay dividends in the future well after the COVID crisis is over. Here are some key reminders for leaders in checklist form:
Please take elements of this checklist and create your own. Also, consider working with employees to develop their own self-observation checklists during COVID. Elements may include frequently washing hands, ensuring hand sanitizers are readily available, wearing masks and other PPE, wiping down workstations, and practicing physical distancing. Spending time with employees to develop their own self-checks shows compassion beyond traditional job requirements. This active caring will set the tone for years to come.
At Propulo, we can help you navigate through the challenging waters of work re-entry during COVID. This includes developing checklists for effectively supporting employees as they safely return to work. Please visit our website (Propulo Consulting) for more business insights and leadership resources.