Do you like change? Be sure, your brains do not like it and whatever is uncertain. However, we have a capability to learn and modify ourselves.
When the COVID-19, as any other large-scale crisis, generates complexity that can enhance fear and of course panic at both individual and collective levels, leading virtual teams becomes a new challenge for businesses all over the world.
On 15 April 2020 during the “International Online Lecture: To Panic or… to Panic? Allow your brain to guide you on how to embrace crisis and lead people” Alexandros Psychogios, Professor of International HRM, Birmingham City Business School (UK), explained what brain adaptive leadership principles could play important role while leading people through crisis:
- Recognize and deal with the fear
- Avoid overload of information
- Provide explanations of actions
- Make the process of dealing with the crisis doable
- Create new habits in leading virtual teams
During this event Prof. Psychogios also touched on such vital questions as how brains influence our behavior during the crisis and how leaders should respond during the time that we have nowadays? What is important to remember is that when people are struggling with change, it is not a sign that they are weak or failing in some way.
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