How to support the mental health of your team
A few tips on how to handle endless lockdowns, feeling trapped and fading hope to "go back to normal"
How are you doing? No really, how are you doing?
If you are like most of us, this never-ending lockdown probably starts to really get to you. If you’re leading a team, chances are your team got to this point long before you and potentially does not dare to speak up about it. Or if they are, it means you have a good team. Reality is, we all struggle and the looming uncertainty is really hard to bare with. News of family members and friends that lost someone to COVID-19 become real and not only news on TV anymore. And questions like “Will we ever go back to normal?”, “When will be able to see our friends and family w/o restrictions?” or “Will we be able to travel freely?” come up more and more often.
Our team at Bunch and I have been looking into options on how to support your team and you during this sea of unclarity of when things will get better. Here is what we’ve found:
my favorite take-away: Ask yourself which response do your team members show facing the adversity of COVID-19 and support accordingly
my favorite take-away: Incremental time-off is key (and better than the traditional vacation in current situation)
my favorite take-away: frequent check-ins to build a culture of “connectedness”
What did you try that worked for your team? Share your learnings and best practices so others can too!
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