Distractions like high commute costs and the Ukrainian war lower productivity and hurt retention/recruiting.
We now know all too well how external factors like the pandemic can dramatically impact the people management practices of all organizations. However, few currently realize that the rapidly rising cost of living is already distracting and stressing your employees. And that will lower team productivity.
Especially empathetic employees will be distracted during work whenever the plight of the millions of Ukrainian refugees rises to the top of their thoughts. This distraction is made stronger every day because employees are bombarded with constant news updates