6. Be careful with expectations
All I think about crises is that they happen (local, global, political, economic, environmental, etc.). You need to be flexible, think critically, learn lessons, move on. Everything will be fine (but this is not for sure).
I understand that an employer in a critical situation will primarily think about business, not you. Though, it’s nice to be appreciated. I try to be careful with expectations because they often lead to disappointment.
Thoughts shared by: IT Specialist, Serhii Vladymyrov
7. Keep informed and stay tuned
Covid-19 has brought to life many conversations that did not happen before. Naturally, this is uncharted territory for all. In times of uncertainty, such as this, it is paramount that there is an open conversation amongst the company, both at a management level and an individual level.
For the management, it is imperative that employees understand where the company stands in the light of whatever uncertainty it has encountered. Not letting employees in on the wider picture creates a feeling of disconnect from the company and general anxiety.
On an individual level, especially in times of uncertainty, you must connect even more with your employees. As such, daily standups, all-hands calls, and the like become even more important to keep your employees engaged.
Thoughts shared by: CTO, Atabak Hafeez
8. Stay connected (not only to the Internet)
Primarily, I value an opportunity to work. During the 2 weeks of hotel isolation in Shanghai, I couldn’t even imagine how would I deal with myself if there wasn’t an issue I have to deal with. Furthermore, it is no less important for me to maintain connections with my colleagues. Nowadays we all should keep contact, push not just only “work-related” calls but stay tuned about each other’s situation.
Thoughts shared by: IT Specialist, Anton Shapovalov