As news about Coronavirus dominates the headlines and people are experiencing the impact on their lives and work, they are increasingly experiencing waves of anxiety, panic and fear. Psychologists refer to these feelings of loss, trauma and persistent uncertainty as an ’emotional tsunami’ and warn of the impact that prolonged stress caused by the pandemic can have on emotional wellbeing, interpersonal relationships, physical health and work performance.

COVID-19 is a defining moment for your organisation, your people and your relationship with them. How you respond to the crisis and how you support them, will have a significant impact on the emotional connection they have with the organisation and their level of engagement and performance in the future.