The Importance of Investing in Employee Development to Manage through a Crisis

The Importance of Investing in Employee Development to Manage through a Crisis

According to the Institute for Crisis Management, employees account for 33 percent of all crisis and 50 percent caused for misdeeds of senior leadership. In this media heavy age. any company wanting to survive and maintain positive revenues, should invest in the development of their key assets – people. The increasing number of avenues for individuals to “sound the alarm” include not only traditional media but now social media. Keeping your work force regularly informed and engaged helps to ensure understanding and adherence to your corporate policies. This investment helps to reduce the unpredictability of the human factor as corporate values are at the forefront of everyday engagement.

Here are 3 Tips to Optimize Employee Predictability

  1. Hire and fire the right person. Do this by analyzing the hiring and selection practices at the base level by asking the right questions and listening effectively. Having a trained workforce is the key to success.
  2. Encourage on-going dialogue employee engagement sessions. Get real life feedback on situations and advise your team on handling those according to your policies.
  3. Empower your team to make decisions as they learn the culture and cadence of your organization.

Call Skye Connect Incorporated to help your employees be prepared for a crisis in the workplace. We can help – email agordon@skyeconnect.com or call 201-785-7593.

Alice M. Gordon Holloway

Results Oriented and Hands On. Those characteristics are what describe, Alice M. Gordon Holloway, Chief Executive Officer for Skye Connect Incorporated and Adjunct Business Professor, who firmly believes, “what gets measured gets done.” This four-time serial entrepreneur is known for identifying practical but methodical approaches to solving problems for major corporations and national organizations. “We are always looking ahead and creating innovative techniques to help businesses operate more efficiently. If you need help, experience Skye Connect.”

Alice, Executive Problem Solver 

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