The global COVID-19 pandemic has challenged organizations to manage their operations and businesses. There has been an enormous change in the businesses in a very short span of time, and the management is forced to adopt this change to focus on their main objective in long run. This pandemic has impacted every stakeholder of the organization no matter whether it is the top management, middle management, or employees, suppliers, customers, manufacturers, or any other stakeholder. It has also made it really difficult for the management to align the changing requirements of these stakeholders with the objective of the company. Even if the employees are working from home, it is difficult for the management to always motivate them to work as the situation itself is very stressful.
Since an organization always works in many departmental teams working together on any project, communication becomes an important key for their smooth functioning. And the pandemic has made it really difficult for the organizations to facilitate clear communication among the team members. So, here the question arrives that how should the management tackle this situation? Because the situation is not going to return to the pre-pandemic era any soon, rather we need to move on with this new normal.
So, here are some techniques that a leader can use to manage their team in the best way.
Focus on the main objective of the organization: the pandemic has deviated many organizations from their ultimate goal or motive. The management should ensure that these problems do not deviate from our motive. They should remind their stakeholders as well.
Framework for clear and continuous communication: As we know communication is the backbone for fighting this battle, the management should ensure that they have a concrete framework for inter and intradepartmental communication across the organizations.
Motivating employees and understanding their requirements and needs: Since the situation has been stressful for all of us, the management should also consider their employee’s needs as their top priority. They should cater to their needs not just in a financial way but also in emotional ways and needs for belongingness. This will increase their productivity which will help the organization in long run.
Giving work flexibility to the employees: As many of the employees are working from home, it becomes real for them to balance their work-life balance as there is a huge change in their working environment. The management should give them flexible working hours, this would further help them to reduce their stress.
Providing counseling services: Many employees are stressed either due to their personal problems or work-life problem in this pandemic. Providing them a counseling service from the organization’s side would help the employees solve their issues and they can focus more on their work.
These are some of the tips any organization/startup can use to lead their organization in a better way under any circumstance. Not only organizations, but we have to know these as an individual which will be helpful to ace your leadership positions. You can connect with us and get guided further in your entrepreneurial / leadership journey.
I hope this article will definitely help you. Being a human surviving in this pandemic and an employee as well, I have written this article with my experience and knowledge. If you are very excited to know more you can definitely contact me anytime. Please follow us for more and more relevant articles that inspire and motivate you by helping to reach the ultimate goals of your life.
Gyaannirudra- We at Gyaannirudra provide you the ultimate services of career counseling, decision making, and personal development. And also we are providing a daily dose of motivation in the form of quotes through our gyaanni gallery.