Editor’s: Lots of great resources here for managers on how to manage through a crisis. Curated by the Chartered Management Institute.
Editor’s note: Gallup is tracking the impact of (and response to) the Covid-19 pandemic on workplaces in the US through regular surveys. This article looks at the leadership response so far.
Editor’s note: MITSloan Management Review has made its resources for managers free during the pandemic. Topics covered include managing stress and emotions when working remotely, overcoming remote work challenges and leading remotely.
Editor’s note: This resources page compiled, and updated, by NHS employers provides guidance on a range of topics including communicating with staff, resourcing, training, wellbeing and more. It also provides examples of how leaders in NHS organisations are hanging their response. The communicating with staff section provides some great examples.
Editor’s note: This research looks at reskilling and how companies are looking to reskilling programmes to help provide the capabilities needed for the future.
Editor’s note: This article is more focused on university education. That said, there are some great tips here and lots of resources to explore at the end of the article.
Editor’s note: The government uses nudge theory to inform its communications with the public and users of government services. This document looks at how to create a campaign that delivers a particular outcome – for the government that mostly means behaviour change. This is a useful document got planning coronavirus-related comms.
Editor’s note: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has create a hub for Corona virus-related information relevant to the workplace. A useful resource for staying on top of the implications of the virus for HR and employees.
‘A completely new culture of doing research.’ Coronavirus outbreak changes how scientists communicate
Editor’s note: Will Coronavirus lead to new ways of doing things? More remote working, a reduction in globalised business etc? This piece shows how science communication has shifted to help scientists from all over the world work together on the virus. Could this be a catalyst for making remote working more accepted in organisations?
Editor’s note: This article looks at the tensions around change and moving from legacy ways of doing HR. this quote sums up the thrust of the piece: “Creating a culture of change and nurturing values like flexibility and ambition is what sets the foundation for innovation. But what we see most often is companies adapting around old systems, instead of completely rethinking leadership and management, or transforming the way they recruit and retain, or the types of roles they create.”
Editor’s note: Research from Robert Half shows that improving workplace culture is a top priority this year. Within this, the research shows that employers are looking to improve diversity inclusion. Interestingly, the research shows that mentoring and training programmes are the number one tactic for improving workplace culture.
Editor’s note: There’s not a lot of insight from the research mentioned in this article. However, there is one data point that’s worth considering, and that is that just 23% of UK employers plan to focus their training and development activity on senior leaders in the next 12 months. This chimes with other research. So, why are senior leaders left out of L&D activities?
Editor’s note: Will Thalheimer’s mission is to bring research-based wisdom to the workplace learning. Here he shares his wisdom on bullet points in presentations.
Editor’s note: OK, so you won’t be shocked or surprised by this list. But take a moment to reflect, and remember, why people come to work. It’s to be a part of a team, to be fulfilled, because of the people, to feel valued etc.
Editor’s note: This research of 20,000 people shows that the majority who learn work-related skills online do so off their own bat. Only 18% say their employer suggested or required it. And yet many L&D professionals say self-directed learning is a challenge for organisations.