During the COVID-19 outbreak, nothing is more important than the health and safety of people across the world. After all, individuals across organisations, families and countries are the ones suffering from the uncertainties and disruption of the pandemic. No one knows how the situation will evolve, but leaders can control how their organisation functions.
At AArete, we’re practicing the following five measures to protect our people and view these as the core pillars to keeping your people healthy and operations strong during this unpredictable time.
- Monitor and Respond to Updates Through a Task Force
To effectively protect the health of employees and clients, any new developments around the COVID-19 need to be followed carefully and acted upon swiftly. A task force of organisational leaders are apt to make decisions on behalf of the company’s wellbeing and communicate any changes to all employees.
- Communicate Frequently Across Teams and Clients
Communication is key to a fully remote workforce. Leaders and teams must communicate frequently to continue delivering on project needs to a full capacity and instill confidence in clients that the quality of work will not be impacted.
- Leverage Technology
While working remotely, technology is the best tool to keep teams connected. Using video conferencing helps people feel united while being separate and provides an opportunity to socialise during a period of isolation.
- Collaborate Across Teams and Organisations
Working together is imperative. During times of extreme ambiguity, strength can be found by working together and communicating transparently across teams to accomplish any task at hand.
- Embrace the Disruption
The sudden rise of COVID-19 requires every organisation to think and act differently. This disruption creates an opportunity to innovate across industries and organisations to build new ways to work and communicate. New opportunities to grow and learn can only be born from embracing disruption.
COVID-19 undoubtedly brings one of the biggest challenges ever faced to corporations and people across the world. We will look back and study the economic ramifications for years to come, but for now – we move forward one day at a time, embracing the measures we can take to keep employees healthy and connected.
If you’d like to discuss how we can help your organisation manage this unprecedented time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.