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No More Snow Days
Remote work options
Leaders who give flexible work options due to weather, health, or family issues will retain more of their team members.
I saw a post this morning online. A person had taken to social media to vent about how their supervisor was demanding that they not work from home, even when there has been significant snowfall, and their work CAN be done remotely.
That’s a good way to lose workers.
Don’t insist that your team members go out in unsafe conditions to get to work unless their work is literally saving lives. Don’t force working parents to scramble to find childcare when the school or daycare is closed. Don’t make contagious people come into shared work spaces and spread their germs to everyone else.
Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint. Remember to care for your people and not put them under extra stress. Your people will notice, and they will appreciate it, and they are more likely to remain with your company. That’s a double-win—you get to be a decent human being AND save your company the costs of recruitment and training a replacement.