In the best times, leaders know that people — or human capital — are the heart of a successful organization. The global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is delivering unprecedented challenges to businesses all over the globe. This stressful and uncertain situation is having adverse impacts on employees’ well-being, which, if unaddressed, can seep into the workplace. Leaders must ask themselves, ‘‘What can we do to ensure the physical, emotional and social health of our employees for the long haul?’’
In this article, the first in a series of articles about human capital in the time of COVID-19, we offer some ideas to get started.