The Covid-19 crisis has middle managers squeezed. You’ve had to take a pay-cut, lay off employees, and deliver bad news up and down the org chart. You’ve been working from home for weeks and feeling stressed because there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. What can you do to stay focused and upbeat during this uncertain time? How can you learn to reframe the situation you’re facing? Who can you vent to? And, what can you do to recharge when most of your usual outlets aren’t available?
What the Experts Say
The current health emergency is taking a toll on managers’ psyches, says Jacob Hirsh, assistant professor at the University of Toronto. “This is a period of great uncertainty,” he says. “As a manager, you aren’t sure what you’re supposed to do and how how’re supposed to do it.”
The post goes on to give advice in these categories:
-Reflect on your purpose
-Reframe the situation
-Force yourself to think positively
-Seek a sense of achievement
-Embrace your humanity
-Look for outside support
Read the full post HERE.