10 TIPS FOR RETURNING TO THE OFFICE
In times of crisis, managers bear enormous responsibility for their team and must demonstrate tact in dealing with employees despite difficult decisions. The following 10 recommendations for action offer managers support in their crisis skills and help them to shape the return to everyday working life according to Corona.
01 RESTORE TRUST
Due to the changed work situation, it is important to strengthen the relationship of trust again.
Practical tip: Be authentic and listen to your employees.
02 TAKE RESPONSIBILITY
Employees as well as managers should become aware of their responsibilities and act accordingly.
Practical tip: Exchange ideas with your employees and other managers and define responsibilities.
03 SHAPING REINTEGRATION
In terms of both time and content, you should gradually find your way back into everyday life.
Practical tip: Design a reintegration plan for your employees and consider its relevance for the success of the company.
04 REAPPRAISE EXPERIENCES
Deal with what you have experienced yourself before you approach your employees.
Practical tip: Reflect in individual and group discussions and, if necessary, use the support of external counseling.
05 SET PRIORITIES AND MANAGE TIME
Become aware of the important issues in your area of responsibility and plan your resources accordingly.
Practical tip: Differentiate your tasks according to the Eisenhower principle, according to importance and urgency.
06 CUSTOMIZE PLANNING
The current situation can influence your previous strategic planning, so that adjustments may have to be made.
Practical tip: Think about your sales, budget, personnel planning, etc. and target agreements.
Communicate new information, current topics and potential developments to your employees at regular intervals.
Practical tip: Communicate authentically and thoughtfully. Use a variety of channels.
08 INITIATE THOUGHT WORKSHOP
Come together as a team and share your (positive and negative) experiences in the daily work routine of the past weeks.
Practical tip: Collect positive experiences that you would like to integrate into your daily work routine in the future.
09 OPTIMIZE PROCESSES
Use the findings from the thought workshop to rethink structures and improve processes.
Practical tip: Distribute the responsibilities for implementing the ideas among each other.
10 DRIVING DECISIONS DECISIVELY
Change requires a shared commitment. Don’t be afraid to make decisions and drive them forward as a team.
Practical tip: Always observe existing guidelines in the company and contact your HR department if necessary.