From HR.com’s Leadership Excellence April 2021 edition. Read more: https://www.hr.com/en/magazines/leadership_excellence_essentials/april_2021_leadership/leading-through-traumatic-changes_kn38vvcs.html
When we, as leaders, first realized that Covid-19 was going to impact the world in profound ways, we focused our attention on the tactical needs of enabling remote workforces and ensuring that we could protect those we lead while they’re working either from home or in-person, as necessary. As the pandemic has continued, we’ve begun to recognize the long-term effects and trauma that this event has caused us all. When we recognize that some changes are traumatic, we can begin to support those we lead in ways that support their mental health as well as their physical well-being.