Recognize & Foster Growth During a Time of Crisis: An Application of Propulo’s Safe Production Leadership Model
By Madison Hanscom, Ph.D.
During a time of hardship it is easy to forget the recognition and development of your workforce. It might feel like you are trying to survive each day until normalcy is regained. In addition, finances are likely tight, and monetary rewards are out of the question. However, a time of crisis is an opportunity for growth and should not be overlooked. Fortunately, employees appreciate recognition that is not in the form of money, and this can go a long way with morale, job performance, and safety outcomes. Leaders should acknowledge that times are difficult and take the time to reflect on how they will integrate positive, behavior-based, and specific feedback to into everyday functioning during a crisis. Consider the following:
These principles hold true during times of prosperity, crisis, and also the transitional periods in between. Times of change and recovery can be difficult, but by demonstrating these leadership competencies in a consistent manner, leaders can work towards building a successful “new normal”.
Read more from this blog series:
DEMONSTRATING ACTIVE CARE DURING A TIME OF CRISIS
BUILD & LIVE THE VISION DURING A TIME OF CRISIS
WALK THE TALK DURING A TIME OF CRISIS
DRIVE THINKING & SPEAKING DURING A TIME OF CRISIS
Please see our additional leadership competency blogs for more insight:
Blog Series: Five Core Safe Production Leadership Competencies that Drive Safe Production Culture
Safe Production Leadership Competency Series: Active Caring Promotes Positive Safety Culture
Safe Production Leadership Competency Series: Walk the Talk
Safe Production Leadership Competency Series: Build and Live the Vision
Safe Production Leadership Competency Series: Recognize and Foster Growth
Safe Production Leadership Competency Series: Drive Thinking and Speaking
At Propulo, we work with leaders to develop micro-habits associated with effective leadership behaviors. We can help your company make safety “who we are” instead of “something we do.”
Please visit our website (Propulo Consulting) for more business insights and leadership resources.