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We’re Productive, But Are We ‘Okay?’

Written by: Rick Western

Your company may appear to be functioning heroically in the midst of a pandemic, but it pays to look under the surface to make sure all is truly well.

Leaders across industries have done a miraculous job in shifting to a virtual work model, while keeping productivity high, IT functioning and customers served.

Yet this leads me to ask: are we spending enough time understanding the deeper psychological needs of our human capital, who now find themselves in a fully remote working environment? Are we, as leaders, too focused on keeping the engine running and therefore failing to ensure the emotional needs of our employees are being met during this strange and difficult time?

From what I have seen over the past year, the following themes have risen to the forefront:

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