Leaders it is Time to Shine, Literally
Face it: 2020 was devastating. You ditched your business plans, shifted performance goals, and raised spirits for your employees through social media videos (like how to make a pizza).
2020 is behind you. What kind of leader will you be in 2021?
Will you ground and stabilize your team? Will you be the light at the end of a tunnel, project sunny optimism? Honestly, 2021 needs you to be both… grounding to endure the challenges and illuminating to uplift spirits.
Will it be hard? Sometimes. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
Find the opportunities waiting for you in 2021 with 3 practices:
- Ground with strategy: Gather your team and carve out solid strategic goals. Motivate and drive purpose with a clear plan of action. Do it virtually and do it well. That leads us to #2.
- Get the most out of your meetings, don’t wing it:
- Get smart about your virtual meeting tools to get results. Speed up team innovation with “breakout rooms.” Conduct pulse surveys with “polling.” Hit record to create a digital artifact. Document feedback by saving the chat log.
- Collaborate synchronously and asynchronously with interactive whiteboards. (And, we don’t mean annotating on screen). Imagine post-its filled with brilliant ideas flying around your screen and gain buy-in faster. Try Mural.co, Miro.com, Google Jamboards.
- Use a producer (we’re very serious about this). TH!NK producers troubleshoot tech issues and ensure a smooth meeting.
- Connect for fun: Try our favorite virtual team activities: escape room challenge, Maui Ku‘ia Estate chocolate tasting, or game night.
With over 20 years of facilitation experience, let us help you work better together…virtually.
Supporting our Employees
As we continue to work through COVID-19 anxieties, we will need to be more cognizant of our employees’ needs.
The day-to-day stress can influence an employees’ performance and we need to be able to offer solutions and support. Most companies have an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) that can help employees deal with stress and other obstacles faced in today’s world. If you do not have an EAP, the state offers hotlines that can also offer some advice and guidance.
It is important that we all realize that asking for help is not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength. We are all in this together – #HawaiiStrong.
To learn more about the role of human resource management professionals and how to improve HR competency, go to www.shrmhawaii.org.