Originally posted to KornFerry.com on January 6, 2021.
It’s as if 2020 never ended.
Before the new year was just a few days old, news emerged of a considerably more infectious strain of COVID-19 making its way around the world, causing more lockdowns and overwhelming hospitals. The story dominated the news—along with reports of chaotic vaccine distributions and, of course, the unsettling protests and political drama in Washington, DC. Experts say all this has made it very difficult for leaders to launch the year the way they had hoped while finding new ways to motivate a tiring and anxious work staff. “The bigger concern for leaders is inspiring their teams to maintain of level of resilience,” says Tierney Remick, vice-chair and co-leader of Korn Ferry’s Board and CEO Services practice. “Employee fatigue is real.”