Take fear out of the workplace

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Fear. Uncertainty. A growing sense of panic every time the president delivers a national address about the far-reaching effects of the coronavirus. Chatter around the workplace these days is filled with questions like: Will I get sick? Will I have a job tomorrow? Can I afford to pay my rent? What can employers do when they’re facing fear in the workplace? The good news is that business owners can turn to four key principles: transparency, financial discipline, trust and respect for people and a forward-focused approach. If employers want to take fear out of the workplace, they can consider the following steps. Embrace transparency.  “Open-book management” is the idea that everyone inside the organization will be taught to understand the numbers that
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