Employees need to believe that their organization is able to handle the crisis. Here are some tips to make that happen.
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a case study in uncertainty. Nobody knows how long the outbreak will last or how bad it will be. People can only speculate as to how the virus, or fear of the virus, will ultimately affect the economy or a particular company. For business leaders who may already be experiencing some sort of crisis, COVID-19 plays in the background as an additional source of stress. Moreover, uncertainty about the coronavirus does not end at the workplace door—it is a 24/7 concern employees have for themselves as well as their family, friends, and community.