Social Distancing Does Not Mean Social Isolation

  1. Deliberately work on nurturing strong connections. Focus on building and deepening connections every single day. At Big Compass, 20% of our day is spent making meaningful connections. Use tools like Slack and Zoom to promote a team environment and a shared purpose.
  2. Over-communicate. This pandemic affects everybody at various levels. If we’re not at risk, we all know somebody who is. Address how coronavirus affects your people personally and professionally. Recognize that folks are feeling disrupted, lost and vulnerable, and then normalize it. Listen, listen, and listen more. Then, put a focus on maintaining the same, or increased level of communication that you had before social distancing rules.
  3. Minimize feelings of helplessness and instill a sense of direction by establishing concrete goals and objectives to create a sense of purpose. Even in the worst tragedies, we all do better when we have a task, no matter how small.
  4. Celebrate all magnitudes of shared achievements to foster connection and momentum even if it feels like micromanaging. Those “too detailed” moments may be appreciated by those feeling isolated.
  5. Accept the situation and then give it legs. Acknowledge that people are physically secluded for now, but that doesn’t mean that business or relationships stop. Physical interactions may not be possible, but the common denominator of coronavirus may present new opportunities to connect with others at a deeper level.
  6. Be Flexible. Big Compass has learned that people who thrive in a dynamic work environment, one that requires laser-focus and an ability to go with the flow, over-deliver when times are tough. Especially when given autonomy and flexibility to deliver results.

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