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This is the way to create an effective crisis response strategy
The chief people officer of Atlassian says tight feedback loops keep employees’ needs top of mind as you navigate a rapidly changing reality on a timeline you don’t control.

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A long-term response

Global crises are always challenging to navigate. When the time for immediate response passes, we have to dig in for the long haul.

Factors that influence operations going forward will ...

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An employee-driven approach

Employees' health and well-being should come first. There may be a perceived choice between productivity and well-being. But, engagement is a natural by-product of well-being.

People ar...

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Guiding principles for a crisis response

  • Part of the response is to hold performance and growth check-ins to acknowledge the contribution each employee is making and help them manage their longer-term professional goals.
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Let employees point the way

Be proactive in asking employees how they're doing and what's holding them back. That way, you will know you're responding in the right way at the right time.

  • If you don&...

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The strategic value of listening

An employee-driven approach lets you change policies and practices in a way that is informed by data and not a gut feeling.

You may never get a holistic understanding of your compan...

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