Margery has put together some reflections following our latest Webinar to help you in thinking of the best strategies you can implement which encourages your team in taking the initiative and developing a sense of team cohesion and purpose.
Before the end of March 2020, the word furlough was not part of our vocabulary, now it is used multiple times a day. Over the weeks we have got to grips with the technical aspects of the scheme, answered lots of questions, written countless letters, held numerous consultations and in doing so we have come across different sets of challenges and complexities. We should not be surprised really as we are dealing with people and people don’t react and respond necessarily the way that we expect or want.
Following our latest webinar in which we discussed how those in leadership and managerial roles can support employee’s at home during the current climate, Margery, our MD, wished to share some of the key points and topics that seemed to resonate most with our audience.
Following our recent employment Q&A webinar we have put together a summary of some of the most frequently asked questions relating to furlough and other issues.
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We are currently in very unprecedented times and something that unites all of us is that everyone has been affected somehow. For organisations, this is a very difficult time as the current state of affairs has resulted in some rather negative effects such as redundancies, shortage of work and some companies having to furlough the majority, if not all, of their staff.
While it’s easy to get bogged down on everything that’s going on, we thought it would be good to shift the focus on what can be done during these times to be effective leaders and get through this.
This involves looking forward and making the best out of a difficult situation. We started by talking about what management can do to ensure that morale doesn’t fall.
There is no doubt that this is a challenging time for any employer. A constantly changing landscape, in an unprecedented time with new terms such as furlough, there are naturally many, many questions for employers.