How to support staff working from home during a crisis
The current COVID-19 pandemic is putting many of us in a situation where we have to make decisions we don’t necessarily want to make. This may include restructuring job descriptions and work duties for those who remain on duty, and sometimes under rather challenging conditions. Naturally, this can lead to potential tensions and anxiety.
Working from Home
Our jobs are closely associated with their settings – and all the daily operating habits and routines that come along with having a regular schedule and familiar surroundings. Working from home can be more or less comfortable (or productive) for different people. It’s not only a question of logistics (family situation/space) but also individual temperament of course.
MPO Personality Traits
Each person’s traits (and their entire MPO Profile) should be taken into careful consideration when determining the right type of leadership to provide for an employee who finds themselves teleworking – with respect to their motivational needs and also the type of follow-ups to put in place. Particular attention should be paid to the OR and SE factors to gain a better understanding of an employee’s emotional profile and general mindset.
Shared with permission from Gilles Gagnon Vice President Development at Ngenio