The following is a message posted on the EAP website prior to Juneteenth. While Juneteenth has since passed, the work to stand up against racism continues. This post contains a number of anti-racism resources to continue this work.
Consider the implications for leadership if we think of the pandemic having three different phases; the shelter-in-place phase, the re-opening phase, and the post Covid-19 phase. This article offers suggestions for how leaders can shift their focus for each of these phases to best meet the potential needs of their staff.
Leaders at UT are looking for ways to support their staff as the effects of the pandemic continue to build. Health care professionals look to lessons learned from past crises. This article offers practical steps all leaders can consider implementing to foster a more resilient work culture and reduce the risk of long term psychological difficulties.
Throughout this summer on UT’s campus there have been many conversations amongst alumni, faculty, staff and the Board of Regents about systemic racism and how the university might step into a new season of equity and inclusion. Dr. Stephanie Creary, Management Professor at Wharton, offers a framework to help managers initiate a conversation with employees to address systemic racism.
During uncertain and fluid times, the need for strong, calm, trustworthy leadership is more important than ever. Research helps point to several ways that leaders — whether they are managers, deans, supervisors, or professors— can improve their communication skills to maximize trust and minimize stress and anxiety: https://www.apa.org/news/apa/2020/03/covid-19-leadership