Thrive in uncertain times
Our very best advice to help you and your team rise to meet this challenging moment
In times like these, leaders play a critical role in helping their teams cope, focus — and even thrive.
Managing Change and Uncertainty
Times like these call for flexibility, focus, and open communication to help your team stay calm and chart a productive course forward despite the upheaval in life and work.
Change often happens so fast that we don’t pause to assess it in a balanced way. But when you do, you’ll be better equipped to adapt to the change — and help others do the same
Everyone receives change differently, so now’s the time to throw efficiency out the window, slow down, and understand individual needs.
In times like these, you need to communicate clearly and proactively to make sure everyone knows what’s happening and has a chance to share their perspective.
Any period of change can take a toll on team morale. Here are some tips to boost commitment to the new way.
When things turn upside down, it’s even more important for team leaders to step up, reprioritize, and chart a new path toward success.
Personal Resilience and Well-being
If home is no longer a haven from work, try these techniques to separate your personal and professional lives — and to keep both running as smoothly as you can.
As a leader, how well you adjust to new and shifting situations has a huge bearing on your — and your team’s — success.
It feels terrible to let people go. While you can’t wish away those negative emotions, you can develop some strategies to help you cope.
You don’t need a perfect job in order to feel energized at work. Instead, you need strategies to handle the inevitable demands and — just as important — tactics to savor the good parts.
Working and Leading Remotely
Whether people are working from home occasionally or are remote full time, you’ll need to adjust how you run meetings, give feedback, make yourself available, and more if you want them to thrive despite the distance.
These basics will help you keep your audience engaged, project yourself as confident and capable, know what to do when your camera freezes, and more. .
When your team needs to connect from a distance, you’ll need to change your approach to ensure that you keep people’s attention, that everything gets done — and that no one feels left out.
If you don’t deliberately structure and facilitate remote team communication — more than you ordinarily might when you’re co-located — then you can forget about teamwork.
Just because they haven’t sent an update or been available on chat recently doesn’t mean they aren’t working — or does it? Here are some tips to diagnose the situation and take appropriate actions.
How many of these 15 best practices do you and your team do regularly? Even if you do quite a few (way to go!), look for ways you could improve on your already good habits.