We have reframed the crisis and studied it at length to understand if, like all other transitions, it can be considered as a training program in itself. The answer is yes! Here we’ll explain how and look at how our new program Lifeed Crisis works. It’s designed to support HR teams and managers in accompanying their colleagues through this delicate life phase (which involves everyone at the same time!).
We can become stronger through the Covid-19 crisis
If we think about all the ‘transitions’ that we face throughout the course of our lifetime, we realise just how many they are. They include starting work, moving house, the birth of a child, wedding or moving in with someone, a period of being unemployed, a new job, career development, a loss… Thanks to the increased average life span, we are going through more transitions than ever before, so in a way, we need to get used to them!
The Covid-19 crisis has triggered a transition too. It’s different from the others because it’s a collective transition (according to the World Economic Forum 2.6 billion people across the world have experienced a lockdown situation), because it was completely unexpected and leaves us facing uncertainty for the future.
People that go through a transition can either come out the other side feeling weaker or much stronger. It depends how they go through it. Just like every other transition, this one can also be “seen as an ‘opportunity for development’, for individuals and organisations that welcome it”, explains Prof. Pier Luigi Bresciani, one of the leading experts on transitions. This is because when going through transitions, people rediscover their resources to build a strategy in response to the ‘crisis’. These resources might include motivation, interests, self-representation, attitudes and skills.
Why choose a program to face the crisis
If not correctly managed, the crisis triggered by Covid-19 could generate depression, stress and burnout. Negative emotions can be contagious, and could potentially taint the second half of 2020 for at least one in four workers (according to World Economic Forum data). For companies, this results in reduced productivity, and in extreme cases, absenteeism. That’s why if we don’t use new language, if it’s not clear how old stereotypes can be broken down and there is no space for people to express their needs, it could have a negative impact over the long term, even after the emergency is over.
Lifeed Crisis means:
- Giving people a method that accompanies them through the crisis, helping them to piece together their identity and discover new skills and resources, reduce stress levels and find their energy again
- Offers companies – managers and HR teams – the opportunity to listen to their colleagues and build on the corporate culture together, helping them feel more connected to the company and boost motivation at work
Introduction to Lifeed Crisis
Lifeed Crisi is now available on Lifeed, the digital platform that already hosts our programs for new parents and caregivers. This program extends our selection of online programs, which over 10,000 people have already benefitted from.
Who is it for?
This program is suitable for the entire corporate population, regardless of their role or professional level.
How long does it last?
3 months, with a weekly 45 minute session that people can independently complete at their leisure.
Which learning method does it use?
Just like our other programs, Lifeed Crisis is based on our Life Based Learning method. During the online sessions, users have access to reading materials, multimedia micro-content, self-narration exercises that increase self-awareness and orientation. They are then guided through real life “missions” where they can train certain skills and meta-skills.
At the end of each module, users have access to a corporate room where they can share their ideas and suggestions with their colleagues to build on their corporate culture and find new ways to overcome the crisis and favour the return to the “new normal”.
Which skills does it train?
Lifeed Crisis trains key soft skills that are difficult to learn in the classroom, but these same skills make the difference in the workplace:
- Understanding reality
- Mental agility and change management
- Continuous learning
- Self-determination and efficiency
- Relational and emotive skills
- Generativity and the ability to wait
- Emotional intelligence
- Resilience and vision
Companies have access to a real time dashboard to monitor their employees’ participation, while respecting their privacy. They also receive regular quantitative and qualitative reports created through Artificial Intelligence systems that measure sentiment and summarise the needs that people have expressed.
If you are thinking about Lifeed Crisis for your organisation, find out more and fill out the contact form. We would love to show you the potential of this new training journey.