Extraordinary organizations are those that take care of their employees during normal times, not just during a crisis. Thriving organizations are those that embody a sense of urgency, care for employees, leadership, and flexibility in all situations. The behaviors that organizations are doing well now, should be the norm after COVID-19.
We choose to exhibit different versions of ourselves during various interactions at work e.g. with our boss, peers, or teams. Intentionally showing respect is a great way to build loyalty and trust regardless of who we interact with.
It is essential to have clear boundaries between what is work and what activities are important to us outside of work, otherwise, we risk remaining constantly tethered to work emotionally and mentally, this could lead to burnout and many other issues.
Understanding how our tasks at work align to the overall company or department objectives helps us see the value that we provide, regardless of how simple or complex the task. Managers should help employees understand how their tasks align to the bigger picture and employees should seek to understand this from managers.