Although we have not yet completely beaten the virus, as lockdown measures ease and many people begin to return to work, individuals in an executive position are beginning to prepare for a post-COVID-19 world. The economy and culture of the UK have been undeniably changed by COVID-19 and executive employees will have to face unprecedented challenges caused by the virus. The answer to preparing for these challenges could lie in executive coaching. Below we explore how executive coaching could help in a post-COVID-19 world.

1. Enhanced empathy

Many employees and team members will have experienced feelings of anxiety and depression during the UK’s lockdown. They may feel further anxiety about returning to work and may have lost their passion for their job role. As an executive employee, developing empathy to listen, understand and try to solve employee concerns will be essential to helping employees to feel safe and comfortable returning to work.

2. Improved leadership skills

If the majority of your workforce was advised to work from home or take a period of leave from work during the height of the pandemic, they may have grown accustomed to working independently and struggle to adapt back into group work. Executive coaching will help you develop and improve your leadership skills to ensure you can re-build your company team once again. Executive coaching will ensure you have the skills to help employees quickly transition back to collaborative work once again.

3. Developed social skills

Everyone handled the pandemic in the best way they could. For example, some employees may have chosen self-isolation throughout the pandemic, whereas others may have volunteered and tried to help their local community as much as possible. No matter how an employee experienced the pandemic, it is essential you heighten your self-awareness and social skills and re-build positive relationships with your team. You must look beyond your own logic or opinions of the lockdown and try to connect with your team on a new level.

Contact Tony Gregg, Master Executive Performance Coach

Whether you are currently asking your employees to return to work, or you are preparing to open your company once again, executive performance coaching can equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to re-build your team in a post-COVID-19 world. It can also help you to tackle any challenges created by COVID-19 in the most efficient and effective way possible. To learn more about executive coaching, contact Tony Gregg today.

You can contact Tony personally via the email address tony@anthonygregg.com, or call Tony on the number 0207316 3146.