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Leading People Through Disasters by SPHR Kathryn McKee, Liz Guthridge

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Chapter 4Taking Care of Employees

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Seven steps to take immediately following a disaster to ensure that employees are safe and accounted for
  • Managerial self-awareness and self-control
  • Caring for employees under extreme conditions
  • Tips for managing the human side of a crisis

Overview

Taking care of employees immediately after a disaster means making sure they are safe and secure. That’s the overarching issue for the employees and their families. Once that’s taken care of, you need to lead both purposefully and symbolically to get employees out of crisis mode and back to work. Your leadership actions will ease the employees’ anxiety, help to resolve and address the ambiguity of the situation, and provide ...

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