Module four: Caring for Self and for Staff

Prework: 1–2 hours
Intensive: 3.5 hours
Assessment: optional

We are social beings. Isolation and sadness need to be actively managed through encouraging employees to develop personal regimes. Exercise from home, meditation and making sure that managers reach out and talk (even if that socialisation takes place virtually) to make sure employees are engaged, mentally relaxed and productive.

As time passes, workers may find that they like the flexibility of not commuting every day and may be interested in making their own self-selection to work from home continuously. A checklist of processes and incentives will be provided to help allow for that flexibility.

The COVID-19 crisis amplifies reasons why people dislike change. Loss of control, excess uncertainty, surprises, routine disruption, competence concerns, ripple effects from someone else’s disruption and threats to future plans.

It’s important that staff feel that there is something positive they can do to be useful and regain some control over routines and skills. Renewing and reinforcing effective workplace practices will make a big difference to productivity and wellbeing of staff.

Key module content includes:

  • effective coping strategies
  • managing stress and negative feelings
  • self-compassion
  • abundant communication: regular briefings, communication from many levels, town hall dialogues
  • flexible work schedules, start and stop times that fit life needs
  • performance and fulfilment at work.

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