WSB’s Jirs Meuris, professor of management and human resources, shares insights for employers during times of crisis
Even in the best of times, being a manager is a frontline job. Not only are you handling your own job responsibilities, but you’re expected to be constantly available to your team as well—predicting the unpredictable, sharing direction and feedback, and guiding in the midst of uncertainty, all while keeping an eye on the financial bottom line.
But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, managers are in uncharted territory. We asked Jirs Meuris, an assistant professor of management and human resources at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, if there are specific actions managers can take to support their employees during this time of uncertainty.