This pandemic has tested several
businesses. Some survived, while others didn’t. Most of the companies in the
tourism industry failed to cope up due to a virtually inexistent income flow.
Others managed to move to a work from home setup and continued the business. If
you’re among these companies, you’re lucky. You can keep things going. You need
to make the right decisions as you move forward to avoid potential problems.
Also, you have to make your employees feel that their jobs are safe. They might
begin to worry about the future, especially if other companies are already
retrenching employees. They will start looking for a new job and you might lose
them even if you didn’t have to. These tips could help you pacify your
You can’t blame your employees for
feeling worried because you never communicate
with them. Make it a habit to update them about what’s going on in the
company. If you believe that the future is bleak and you’re about
to lose more money, you should let them know. They can interpret your
message in any way, but the goal is to be honest about what’s happening.
Another way to be transparent is by
letting your employees know directly if you’re planning to retrench people
soon. If that’s not a part of your plans, you can let them know too. Help them
feel confident about their future in the company by being straightforward.
Again, your honesty is more appreciated than hiding the truth.
Present the facts
This pandemic might have taken a toll
in your business, but it might not be as significant as what other companies
are experiencing. Show the facts and figures to prove your point. In doing so,
you can make everyone stay calm and believe that the business is heading in the
right direction. Even if this pandemic stays longer, you have nothing to worry
about, and so should they. You can also make projections, but be clear about
them to avoid false expectations.
Inspire them to do better
Although your company is still in the
right shape now, it won’t always stay that way. The future depends on how your employees do
their job. If they continue their hard work and dedication, things will get
even better. It helps if you stay optimistic to give them more motivation to do
their job. This pandemic has already made life difficult for a lot of people,
and your employees probably felt the hardships too. Even the current work from
home setup might not be favorable for them. As the business leader, it’s your
job to make them feel hopeful. It’s not only about the direction of your
business, but the welfare of your employees. They’re family after all.
Before you convince your employees
that you will get through this pandemic, you have to tell that to yourself
first. You can’t convince them if you’re not convinced in the first
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