If you are an entrepreneur or you deal with Human Resources, during these weeks you have faced an unforeseen situation that has deeply modified our habits and our way of working: those who were able to continue to work on site had to deal with new rules and restrictions to do it safely, while those who adopted Smart Working were suddenly and unexpectedly obliged to reconcile work and family life.
The Covid-19 health emergency has changed us and, in the future, we won’t be able to pretend that nothing ever happened. This dramatic situation has taught us a lot and it reminds us that, now more than ever, it is important to adapt to change, to live the present with clarity of thought and to see the future with optimism, to be able to regroup with new goals and objectives.
It will be particularly important to embark on a path of leadership that really places the individual at the centre of the system, thus ensuring all those aspects associated to well-being and health which will inevitably become one of the long-term key factors for success.
Now more than ever it is crucial to be able to listen to and to empathise with your staff. If until recently the main cause for work-related stress was the excessive workload and the feeling of “not making it” about expectations and deadlines, from tomorrow there will be new triggers: the uncertainty about the future, the fear of contagion, the concern for our family members, the difficulty of managing alternative working methods and adopting a quick and effective problem-solving approach.
The company will have to implement some mechanisms for listening and debating, thus showing to its collaborators they can ask for help and be helped, instead of being judged.
What many people have been experiencing during this emergency is a forced form of home-based work that, although it has allowed companies to guarantee a degree of continuity, is not sustainable in the long run. “Smart Working” is, in fact, much more than a computer put in some corner of the house, children who keep seeking attention and improvised web calls: what is missing is the essential element, that is to say “agile work” and the freedom of choosing how to alternate it with traditional office work.
The challenge of the future for companies which have not considered Smart Working so far is to implement it in a programmatic way, in order to produce the benefits it was born for: replacing time “measurement” with the ability to evaluate goals and the freedom of choosing how and where to work, in order to improve work productivity and contribute to its reconciliation with family life.
The recovery phase will be long, delicate and characterised by feelings of frustration, fear, sleep disorders, anxiety attacks or depressive states. Companies that will succeed in restarting with greater impulse are going to be the ones able of adopting solutions for mental and physical well-being of their staff especially in the workplace, where people are willing to work and give their best to make up, at least partially, for lost time.
In other words, companies will have to react as a big team that attracts the best players. The traditional tools of welfare benefits will no longer be sufficient. Well-being innovative solutions provided in the workplace will actually make a difference: these are therefore going to increase companies’ capability to attract new talents and to keep the commitment of existing collaborators high.
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Stress, the third millennium disease, is something nobody is immune to and, now more than ever, we have all understood the need to take all those measures that are necessary to protect our physical well-being, our immune system and our mental attitude towards awareness.
These are difficult times and we know that, probably, also your company had to review the investment plan that it had set out. However, the mental and physical well-being of your staff is not a choice that you can further postpone.
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