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Consultant Britt Andreatta outlines how to gauge your team members and employees’ reactions to change during the COVID-19 shutdowns and gradual reopening. Biologically, the brain’s amygdala sees change as a threat, and that provokes a fight-or-flight response. Changes in your routines and your environment also disrupt the brain. You may have to extend deadlines and reduce your expectations of what your employees will accomplish. Try to gain an understanding of your employees’ emotions by mapping their reactions to change. A leader’s compassion and ability to communicate are critically important in helping people move through periods of change and uncertainty.
About the Author
Consultant Britt Andreatta, PhD works with Fortune 100 companies in areas of leadership development and talent development.