Leading During Difficult Times, Part 3

In previous posts, we’ve discussed leading during difficult times. It’s about making hard decisions and communicating them effectively.

Some new studies are now showing issues that leaders and HR departments should immediately address.

Employees across the country reportedly spend an average of nearly three hours a day worrying about their job security, according to a telephone survey of approximately 1,000 U.S. workers commissioned by the firm Lynn Taylor Consulting.

Bosses might be exacerbating employees’ fear by one simple action—staying behind closed doors; 76 percent of employees responding to this survey said that when faced with this scenario unexpectedly, it triggers thoughts of being laid off.

Now, it’s about effectively managing those who stay after reductions in force. The concept that ‘we must do more with less’ needs to have a process in place to make sure it happens.

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