The impact of COVID-19 pandemic is something that the world has never seen before. Not only is coronavirus a health crisis but also is affecting the economy, mental health, our lifestyle and much more. In the case of companies, leaders and workers are facing different challenges to adjust to sudden changes to their workplaces, work routines and sustain their general business operations. What lessons have safety executives and professionals learned during the pandemic outbreak?
At the end of the day, keep in mind if these actions are just temporary or it can be beneficial to maintain even after the crisis has passed.
Take care of your employees
Maybe this crisis has made us realize details we have been ignoring all this time, but definitely will make a difference. Make sure they have the necessary tools, equipment and resources to perform their work. Listen to them by providing a healthy environment where employees can openly discuss their questions and concerns without repercussions. It is time to think how they feel as well as how comfortable they are whereas they are working from home or not. Open flexibility by encouraging them to find the balance between workload and personal life.
There is no doubt that communication has been a key factor in these difficult times. Actually, many leaders say that they have communicated more with their employees since the pandemic began than they have perhaps ever done before. Successful communication requires transparency and human sense. As a leader, you must share accurate information regarding the situation of the company and offer your employees a clear guidance of what they should do. Moreover, communication allows you to know the employees’ safety, health and well-being. These communication practices will show you as more visible and approachable.
The need of new technology-based solutions
Due to the pandemic, changing the way of working and managing people remotely has been a challenge for many companies. Executives and leaders from different industries say that not only has this crisis been an opportunity of staying up to date with the latest regulations and new technologies but also it is an opportunity of improvement for future events. For this reason, it is crucial that businesses are prepared with the right tools to remain active while ensuring a safe environment for all employees.
Kwema is a company that mitigates the safety risks that employees face by providing wearables that activate an emergency protocol. Our technology is designed to avoid adoption hurdles and training costs by being placed in something many employees already wear.
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