By: Lauren Baptiste
This fall, I took on a challenge: Connect with thirty companies in thirty days to discuss COVID-19-prompted changes in the workforce. I spoke with professionals from companies within law, accounting, and finance industries that ranged in size from 100 employees to over 10,000.
These leaders illustrated a key commonality: Albeit a clear understanding that employees are significantly challenged by increased stress in this unprecedented time, and although there’s a desire to make a positive impact, organizations are struggling to actualize meaningful ways to empower their personnel.
I felt called to this outreach initiative as I continued to witness decreasing employee morale. I normally co-create programming within a company by reducing stress and increasing resilience through my coaching and consulting firm, but these prior months were unlike those I’ve ever seen.