Anxiety and stress are perfectly normal responses to crisis. Working from home and a sudden loss of securities is challenging for many of us. Even though the stress levels of most of us are probably a bit higher than usual, as CEOs and business leaders, we have to take the wellbeing of our employees seriously.
The last thing we want is that our employees are facing burnout. Check in with your team regularly. Ask how they are doing. Give them positive feedback. Tell them how valuable they are.
On fighting burnout in demanding times
If you want to read more about the Corona virus and the risk of burnout, this article in The New York Times is a great read. It focuses on stress in high demanding jobs like health care professionals – and how to lower the risks.
The world after corona
Yes, we’re still in the middle of this pandemic, but this storm shall pass. How will the world look like post Corona? We highly recommend reading this excellent piece in the Financial Times by Yuval Noah Harari – author of Sapiens. ‘Humanity needs to make a choice. Will we travel down the route of disunity, or will we adopt the path of global solidarity?’
Numbers, numbers, numbers
Leading a business doesn’t necessarily mean you’re good with numbers. Especially in times of crisis, it can be difficult to keep track on all the digits passing by. Check out the website of Simple Numbers for some great videos on financial crisis management. And read the book, too.
Stay healthy and have a great weekend!