Many organizations consider leadership development processes that are shelved due to high costs as difficult to manage, or because they assume that leaders are currently too busy responding to changes to develop. Studies have shown that leadership directly affects engagement, especially by building trust, ensuring support and establishing psychological safety. Leaders in Covid-19 are more important than ever and build their ability to navigate these challenges. This not only ensures that they lead others effectively, but also enhances their own level of participation. Leadership development does not have to be face to face. Consider development activities, such as one-on-one or group coaching, rather than formal learning.
Leadership has a positive impact on participation, especially by providing support and feedback. Regular contact with employees and leaders is essential to ensure that employees receive adequate support. Now more than ever, it’s important that leaders take the time to understand how their employees are moving forward, provide directions, help them deal with any challenges or obstacles they may encounter, determine what support they need to ensure that sufficient resources are available, set up and review the work Goals and tasks, and provide meaningful feedback and active reinforcement. Organizations that are considering enhancing their leadership capabilities throughout the process use the following ways to informally sign-in related communication platforms with their teams.
Companies can use different systems and rewards to recognize employees’ efforts and achievements to increase engagement, motivation and work performance. Recognizing employees and expressing appreciation through simple gestures, such as feedback and expressing gratitude, bring many positive results. In the simplest form recognition provides positive reinforcement, leads employees to feel valued, provides important feedback on what they are doing, builds confidence, increases loyalty and commitment, and reduces the risk of burnout. In our current state of chaos and uncertainty, recognition is one of the easiest and simplest strategies because it hardly requires any effort. Now is the time to remind leaders and employees of the value of thanking them, and let employees know that they have worked tirelessly in spite of the current difficulties and attention they have encountered. Considering an informal way, the company can identify and reward team members for their work during this time.