A good portion of the emails I receive nowadays include a wish that I am doing well.
With tens of thousands of new cases of COVID-19 every day, it’s a reasonable wish to express.
In my organization, it starts at the top. Our CEO sends a video message every week asking employees to make their health and well-being a priority.
I have noticed that many organizations are not only communicating more but communicating better. They are not only providing technical support to employees who must work remotely, they are providing emotional support.
When this pandemic no longer puts our health at risk, will these practices go away?
I hope not. Everyone of us is under some type of threat on any given day, often invisible to our co-workers. We care for a troubled teenager or a sick parent, our marriage is shaky, we struggle with medical bills… you name it.
Perhaps it’s not the place of co-workers to mingle in such private affairs. Nevertheless, there’s always a place for well wishes.