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KEEP CALM, LEAD ON

Three stress-reducing tips for your team during the coronavirus crisis

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Managing stress improves decision-making, creative thinking, and boosts the immune system.
  • David Rock
By David Rock

Director, The NeuroLeadership Institute

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By now, most companies have had significant aspect of their business disrupted in some way due to the ongoing spread of the novel coronavirus and rising cases of Covid-19.

As employees everywhere are working from home full-time, or at least much more than usual, a lot of people are experiencing high levels of anxiety and stress, with noticeable impact on their ability to focus on work.

A study published in early March surveyed HR leaders across 650 companies and found 64% of their employees were experiencing reduction in productivity due to the coronavirus outbreaks. Three weeks earlier, the same pool of respondents reported that 70% of employees experienced “small or no impact at all on productivity” caused by the virus. That’s a massive change in just a few weeks.

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