On the heels of the Canadian HR Awards yesterday, I thought this was a great perspective from McKinsey to share - that uses the metaphor of loss to outline management strategies to lead employees through the process that many of us are visibly or invisibly going through.
Leaders are clearly in uncharted territory. We've been through similar situations in the past, but because of the severity of C-19, technology's ability to provide new alternatives, this is still a new paradigm.
As this post states" "During the COVID-19 pandemic, everyone has suffered losses—for some, it’s the loss of loved ones; for others, the loss of routines and the familiar". These losses can even be more pedantic i.e. enjoying the solitary commute to the office to get focussed and have "me" time, or the elimination of time sitting in a boardroom with other inspiring and smarter people working through business challenges and opportunities as a team - both intellectually and emotionally fulfilling.
This is a great metaphor and lens for leaders and senior managers to pressure test their current objectives, strategies and tactics.
The original article can be found here: https://mck.co/35MxyuY
And thanks to Aaron De Smet of McKinsey for his timely share.