5 Ways to Take Care of Your Team After Layoffs
The post-pandemic world is much different than the world we knew before. More specifically, the world of work has been dramatically impacted. With the Great Resignation and Quiet Quitting behind us, layoffs are the latest ripple effect of the global pandemic. With layoffs happening more frequently in many project-driven sectors, business leaders should be extra careful to take care of those left behind.
When layoffs occur, leaders need to look out for the wellbeing of the people who remain — the “survivors” who might be expected to be grateful but are probably equally stressed and upset. Here are five ways to help them process the turmoil and refocus on the work at hand.
Seeing coworkers get laid off can be disheartening, to say the least. It can shake remaining employees’ loyalty, causing some to proactively look for other opportunities. It can undermine their engagement and sense of purpose. And it can overburden them, causing a toxic workplace culture. Plus, studies show that 74% of employees retained after a layoff had a decline in productivity and quality of work.
Here’s how leaders can take care of their employees who didn't get laid off:
1. Talk about it. Transparency and communication are highly valued in today’s workplace. Rather than pretending like nothing happened, go ahead and address the elephant in the room.
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