Motivating Employees in Times of Crisis

Why Attend

Leaders and managers have a highly critical role to play during difficult and uncertain times. How they treat, engage, and motivate their employees today will continue to resonate for many years to come. Hence, leaders and managers need different strategies and approaches when it comes to helping their companies and their employees get through the current crisis and be in “get set-ready-go” or the “READY” mode when the crisis dissipates or is under control. This course is about motiving employees under difficult business circumstances and keeping them engaged, connected, and appreciated.

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Course Objectives

  • Analyze severity of existing circumstances and develop appropriate plans to manage them
  • Re-assess their leadership and management styles when operating in unusual circumstances
  • Evaluate individual and team performance and manage emerging challenges
  • Motivate and engage more effectively to encourage new behaviors and sustain productivity
  • Prepare for the post-crisis mode and for future recurrence

Target Audience

Leaders, managers, and supervisors who need to operate under mitigating circumstances
  • Understanding the situation and its severity
    • Assessing the damage and getting the facts. 
      • Strategic goals 
      • Operations
      • Employees
      • Customers
    • Understanding and observing Critical Behavioral Factors
      • Anxiety
      • Resistance
      • Conflicts
    • Overcoming operational and behavioral challenges
      • The TAKE CHARGE formula
  • Adjusting leadership style to new circumstances
    • My leadership tendencies – A quick check-up
    • Staying calm cool and collected
    • The importance of the adaptive mindset
    • Stressing organizational culture
    • Engaging the heart and the mind
    • Listening and empathizing
  • Employee motivation in uncertain times
    • Sustaining motivation during difficult times
    • Issues with motivation during crisis or difficult times
    • Higher-order needs and intrinsic motivation
    • Establishing performance guidelines
    • Setting the right levels of expectations
    • The relevance of trust in difficult times
    • Solving motivation and performance issues
    • Establishing adequate working conditions
  • Guiding the team out of the crisis tunnel
    • Staying positive
    • The power of fact-based information
    • Overcoming dysfunctional conflicts
    • The positive impact of  teamwork
    • Returning to business as usual
      • Identifying things that we could have done differently
      • Incorporating the learning into the organizational system and procedures
      • Ensuring the entire team understands the changes and ready to execute
      • Communicating these changes to all affected groups
    • Recognizing hard work during a crisis
    • Stay prepared, stay adaptive, stay Ready – Get set – Go!!

This course has not been scheduled, however you can request for In-House training