Your Employees Need You During a Bear Market

June 14, 2022
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Your Employees Need You During a Bear Market
Amy Yin
June 14, 2022

The markets are in a scary place, and your employees need you more than ever before. As leaders, we need to create certainty, foster community, and provide a sense of safety amid a chaotic and unsettling time. 

Your employees are craving camaraderie. And, once again, the office is vital to bringing employees together.

After more than two years of remote work, it’s time to rebuild relationships and friendships in person. Promote flexible work, but capture the magic of in-person connection wherever possible. Delight your employees with leadership lunches, coffee breaks, and hangouts at the park. As budgets tighten, opt for daytime events over open bars. Focus on events that foster inclusive cultures. Pull your team away from their screens and bring them together. 

Beyond creating moments to bond, it’s also critical to practice vulnerability.

As the CEO of OfficeTogether, I practice honesty and authenticity with my team. In all-hands, I talk about how the markets are impacting us in unfavorable ways and that spending will likely get tighter across the company.

Your team might feel anxious about the realities of the workforce and markets right now - they are hearing bad news from their friends, in the media, and from their portfolios.

But, there’s strength and assuredness in the fact that we are experiencing this together. 

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