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How Skills Development And Training During Lockdown Will Develop Your Organisational Resilience
April 19, 2020

Motivating Your Team in the Post-Lockdown Landscape

Infection management, PPE in place. Plastic shielding, stickers, rotas. All done. Excellent. Once the important, practical processes are in place the real hard work will begin. As businesses start to try and get back to work, business owners and leaders are wise to consider the psychological impact that Lockdown and COVID-19 has had on employees.

We are all still adapting to a new way of life and your colleagues are unlikely to be the same people they were back in March. A global pandemic is going to have serious repercussions for years to come. So how are you going to motivate and manage in this new landscape?

Your colleagues may have experienced the virus themselves or have be dealing with the grief of losing family or friends. Many schools and childcare providers are still closed so parents may struggle with juggling the work/life balance for some time to come – if they can work at all.

Emotionally, the impact of the virus may leave individuals feeling anxious and stressed. Simple, daily tasks like the morning commute or dealing face-to-face with customers may feel overwhelming. Concerns over redundancies and long-term job security add to these pressures.

For some, the way the world has changed over the last three months could mean they no longer feel the passion or investment in the job they did before.  What motivated them pre-lockdown may simply no longer be a priority for them (think Maslow’s Hierarchy)– whether that is financial incentives, job satisfaction or career development. You will need to consider the mindset of each individual if you’re going to get the best from them.

To support and empower leaders and managers during these challenging times, Exalt-Training is offering a series of distance learning, professional qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring and Leadership & Mentoring. Led by experienced coaches and leaders, these courses are ILM accredited and CPD approved and explore some of the techniques and tools which can equip team leaders and managers to adapt to the new employee landscape and optimise the performance of the organisation. Delivered via one-to-one video calls or in a group setting for multiple team members, you can find out more about these qualifications by clicking the link below.

Emotionally, the impact of the virus may leave individuals feeling anxious and stressed. Simple, daily tasks like the morning commute or dealing face-to-face with customers may feel overwhelming. Concerns over redundancies and long-term job security add to these pressures.

For some, the way the world has changed over the last three months could mean they no longer feel the passion or investment in the job they did before.  What motivated them pre-lockdown may simply no longer be a priority for them (think Maslow’s Hierarchy)– whether that is financial incentives, job satisfaction or career development. You will need to consider the mindset of each individual if you’re going to get the best from them.

To support and empower leaders and managers during these challenging times, Exalt-Training is offering a series of distance learning, professional qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring and Leadership & Mentoring. Led by experienced coaches and leaders, these courses are ILM accredited and CPD approved and explore some of the techniques and tools which can equip team leaders and managers to adapt to the new employee landscape and optimise the performance of the organisation. Delivered via one-to-one video calls or in a group setting for multiple team members, you can find out more about these courses here or email us at enquiries@exalt-training.com.

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