New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) confirms this is a challenging a time for managers. Over half reported a fall in staff wellbeing as a result of the ‘quick but necessary’ move to home working due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The fall in wellbeing was significantly higher for managers where their employees had parental responsibilities (59%) with mental health cited as the key health challenge among this group (36%).
In comparison, 47% of managers with staff who did not have parental responsibilities, reported a decrease in employee wellbeing.
In response, CMI has launched The Better Managers Manual: Managing the New Normal, a practical guide to support managers and those they manage as they navigate through this crisis, and beyond.
The manual brings together a set of tried-and-tested tools and resources across five key themes:
- flexible working
- crisis management
- mental health and wellbeing
- the new employment landscape
- good governance.