There has never been a more important time to connect with each other.
Social distancing is absolutely vital during this dangerous pandemic as there are only a few ways to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Number one, of course, is staying home, and staying away from others. Washing hands, wiping down surfaces, wearing a mask or mouth covering when going out, and getting tested and treated if you are sick are also keys to stopping this menace.
But there’s another sickness we need to watch out for: Loneliness.
You are a leader. Whether you are a manager or not, you have the ability to take action, right now, to make your world and the people in it, better.
This could be you going to the supermarket or drug store and checking in with neighbors to see if they need anything (besides toilet paper). It could be calling relatives, friends, colleagues, and those who may not have people checking in with them. It could be you seeing something wrong in your neighborhood or at work and taking action to see it fixed.
If you’re a manager, it’s time to step up.
With coronavirus upon us, how do we stay away from people while maintaining the connections we need to get stuff done?
It seems hard, but it’s easily do-able with a smidgen of effort.