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9 ways to manage through change: Helping employees handle the stress of tough times

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in Best-Practices Leadership,Leaders & Managers,Leadership Skills,Management Training,Office Management,Payroll Management,People Management

Layoffs, pay cuts and an uncertain economy have left many organizations with fewer employees to do the work—often for the same or less money.

Not all of those employees are handling it well. They’re sad, worried, distracted, burned out and low on morale.

Those kinds of feelings lead to lower productivity, often because of “presenteeism” by employees who show up but don’t feel well enough to work.

There are dozens of ways to deal with economy-induced employee stress and help your employees focus on their work.

Here are nine ways to be a transformational leader on your team during these stressful times:

1. Update your message so it’s relevant during these economic hard times.

2. Check your priorities.
If your team is leaner than before, everyone is working harder with fewer resources. Eventually, that will diminish your organization’s effectiveness. Rebalance assignments to prevent overwork and focus team membe...(register to read more)

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