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- The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way companies operate, forcing business owners to manage teams remotely and accommodate schedules dismantled by crisis preparations.
- If you’re new to leading from home, these seasoned CEOs and executives have tips for keeping employees happy and healthy while working out of office and how to drive productivity amid fearful times.
- Business Insider regularly interviews top business leaders who are propelling companies to success during the pandemic. You can read them all by subscribing to BI Prime.
The novel coronavirus outbreak has forced people to stay home, incited fear, and hindered the economy. Not only do people need to adapt to flatten the curve of COVID-19’s spread, but also companies must change workflows to stay operable during the pandemic.
Effective business leaders can inspire employees to be happy, healthy, and motivated while working from home during stressful times. Here are some of the key things that managers should do to ensure their workers stay safe and focused on the company mission, as well as advice for handling tricky situations, like layoffs or onboarding new staff.
Onboard new staff effectively: The best way to onboard a new employee virtually, according to 7 seasoned leaders who’ve managed remote teams for years
Lay off or furlough staff compassionately: The exact action plan compassionate managers should follow if they need to lay someone off remotely
Read to stay inspired: 14 management books that will help you build resilience and lead through tough times
Self-improve while social distancing: The ultimate guide to becoming a better boss in 30 days, with exercises and advice from the cocreator of Netflix’s influential culture deck
Accept the hard truths: Everyone told us running a venture-backed business with a fully remote team was impossible. We’re now a multimillion-dollar company with 50 employees – here are 4 hard truths today’s leaders must accept about remote work.
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