Lockdown and working from home has not been easy the media professionals during the coronavirus pandemic.
As Lucy Küng, senior research fellow, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, noted at the Newsrewired virtual conference (29 June 2020), everyone is feeling the stress – and that will only increase as furloughed staff return to work and teams get up to full capacity.
“The realities of leadership is that covid-19 has been absolutely exhausting,” she says.
“But as leaders, one needs to be tremendously sensitive about where people are on their journey and what experiences they’ve had.”
It is likely that our makeshift newsdesks will be a mainstay feature for a while. lt is why Fergus Bell, CEO and founder, Fathm, stressed the importance of observing a healthy work culture and morale in the times ahead. That is not just about keeping to sane work hours, but also strengthening team communication – how a simple ‘thank you’ can go a long way during stressful times.Read the full story »
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