How to Lead with Compassion During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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“There is going to be a level of trauma that people remember from this moment.” That’s from Joey Price, thought leader, founder of Jumpstart: HR, LLC, and host of Business, Life, and Coffee. Joey joined me on Punk Rock HR recently to talk about work and life in the face of COVID-19. One of the topics we explored together was the notion of how to be a compassionate leader during this pandemic. 

If your organization is in a pretty vulnerable position right now, there are organizations out there that are hiring. So people may feel like they need to jump ship and go to an organization that’s in a better position. What I fear is that people are going to get desperate and they’re going to take whatever work they can get. However terrible that job is, they’re going to do what they need to do for their families.

So, what is some advice for leaders or employers of those who must work at this time? 

Joey believes leaders still have a responsibility to make the workplace as enjoyable, as a value add or as meaningful as possible. It must be a business mandate, according to Joey. Read more here…

Origin: Laurie Ruettimann

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