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With lockdowns and social distance measures introduced in many parts of the world to fight the coronavirus, many employees and employers found themselves in unchartered waters in trying to adjust to the new way of business.
I am sharing a few general ideas on issues that apply to employers and employees alike, ways to make it out of here with little damage:
The house is not an office
Save for a minority who have worked from home before, most of us had no infrastructure of space to set up a working space at home.
It is ideal to have heads of organisations and managers to hold calls with their team members.
Encourage off days and not treat them as leave days:
While many organisations and managers still want to manage the Covid-19 crisis as they would do their regular staff management; we have to invent new ways of doing business and getting best results from our teams while at it.
Whereas the team members do not to know every detail, it is good to have candid conversations with staff on when the organisation is going into dire straits.