Express support, safety and care through communication.
As schools and organizations across the country prepare to re-open, it won’t be business as usual. Safety will be front and center. While learning remains a priority, the safety, health, and well-being of students, teachers, and staff will be just as important. So what will it take to successfully transition back into schools after COVID-19? In this episode, Sabrina Hebeler, Chief of Staff with Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at Michigan State University, explains how asking the right questions to the right people has been an important key—not only in the university’s successful transition to virtual—but in getting ready for a very different fall semester.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How can organizations learn from this pandemic to prepare for a successful Fall 2020 semester?
- What steps can leaders take now to prepare for making schools and campuses safe and healthy learning environments this fall?
- How can leaders effectively communicate changes for the fall semester?
Leading change, and managing change...what's the difference? Change is constant for all of us. This is true in our personal lives-I think about iPhone changes that send me into fits of frenzy. Changes also occur daily in our work lives. Because change causes us to adjust routines and thinking, it can be frustrating.
A continuous flow of change exists in most organizations. Leaders can thrive in times of change by maintaining an awareness of internal and external factors that influence the organization. Effectively leading change also includes committing to continuous assessment of the current state and improvement.
Data is the backbone to any strong action plan. Are you making the right decisions using the right information? Use these tips to begin critically thinking about how you use your data in actional planning: Plan backwards.
What is a team without trust? It's likely, if you're leading a newly formed or restructured team, that there is a demand for the team to hit the ground running and produce results. While it's true that we need our teams to be agile and ready to get to work, it's also true that trust is the foundation of effective relationships which leads to organizational success.