This Working Life: How to lead the way in the face of a pandemic

With the psychological effect of the coronavirus continuing to take a toll on workers, here’s what employers can do to help assuage fears

Though there is nothing wrong with optimism, it is vital to let your staff know that you too have fears regarding the pandemic. Picture: Getty

When I started writing articles about the psychological effect of Covid-19, I naively imagined I would be writing two or three of them at most. Here we are, almost two years later, and the subject still takes up a huge amount of conversation space, let alone headspace.

For me, it’s always important to evaluate what we can do in certain situations; in other words, how to control the controllables. There are three main things that ...