To be better prepared for work in the time of coronavirus, I attended a webinar on “Team dynamics during a crisis” organised by Obhi Chatterjee and Julie Guegan. Some 480 colleagues from the European Commission were connected to the webinar, of which two thirds remotely from home (like me).
To guarantee and nurture the dynamics of a team that is forced to work remotely because of a crisis, a leader should focus on 3 points:
- ensure good performance
- boost the morale
- strengthen the relationship
In a nutshell, we should use more our soft skills to engage our coworkers, take care of others, use our rationale brain, be creative, be clear on expectations without doing micromanagement, be transparent and share everything, focus on one thing at a time. As said by Julie, “the coronavirus crisis is an opportunity for a shift in attitude at work”. To become more empathetic and resilient, to show ourselves vulnerable, to express emotions, to admit that we don’t know, to build trust, even more trust in your team.
I would like to know what you think about it. You can share your thoughts, comments, experience here below or join the discussion on Linkedin (where I first published this post).
My sketchnotes of the webinar: