Monthly Archives: March 2020

Managing and supporting teams during the pandemic

By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley Nowhere is this business as usual. In this pandemic there is and will be a lot of uncertainty and fear. Employers and managers need to be empathetic, educated on COVID-19 and aware of the impact this pandemic may be having on employees who are operating in both essential…
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How Do I Prepare for Self-isolation

By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley Blog Question: How will I mentally prepare for self-isolation? Many may skip this question because when we think of self-isolating our minds automatically go to physical preparation. Survival basics of food, water and shelter have naturally been the focus as we’ve responded to instructions to self-isolate. The fact…
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Exploring the Link Between Perceived Isolation and Psychological Safety

By Dr. Bill Howatt and Louise Bradley What is perceived isolation and how could this impact employees’ psychological safety? To answer this question, it is prudent to begin by exploring the factors that can predict an employee’s mental health. Physical health - exercise/movement, sleep, diet and lifestyle choices. Mental fitness - this is often referred…
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