June 25, 2020
If the COVID-19 pandemic has proven anything, it’s that we rely on technology for just about every aspect of day-to-day life. As companies continue to tailor and streamline their business into the unknown, more and more responsibilities fall onto the shoulders of CIOs, making it clear that they’re taking on the central role. The sudden spotlight may seem overwhelming, but after breaking down the newly added responsibility, CIOs should shift their focus to their employees and the most important tasks the organization must take on.
What steps can organizations take to prioritize their employees?You have to remember that this is an unprecedented time for everyone. CIOs should acknowledge that people may have different priorities now, for instance, caring for children out of school or daycare or caring for loved ones, all while working. It’s important to be empathetic and provide flexible work arrangements. Open communication is key to maintain confidence and boost morale.
How can organizations help uplift employees in a professional setting?
Up-to-date video conferencing and collaboration tools
Investing in new technologies
Investing in employee training and development