Preparation: Equally Important To Building Resilience In Your Company
If you’re a people manager, there’s something I know about you. I know, a bold statement to say, but I’m very confident in saying it. You’ve never managed a team in the middle of a global pandemic.
There is no playbook for this. And even if there were, it would be a playbook that was created over 100 years ago, which, by most standards, would be all but obsolete. There are, however, some things that stand true through time. The people on your team are people. Treat them as such.
If you’re still clinging to the past and how things used to be, you may have a harder time moving through transition. Yes, resilience is key to making it through tough times, but what is equally important is preparation. Here are some things you can do for your team and company to prepare for the transition back to the office…
7 Strategies to Build a More Resilient Team
The pressure for teams to be resilient is more urgent than ever as we’re entering a new year with new quarterly targets and milestones. Unfortunately, for every Apple there are just as many — if not more — examples of organizations that discovered, after the pandemic struck, that their teams did not have the necessary skills. That has left many business leaders wondering what they can do now to build resilience.
To start, leaders need to ask some tough questions to determine whether their teams have what it takes to qualify as truly resilient.
Through our research and experience coaching leading executive teams, LHH and Ferrazzi Greenlight have identified four critical characteristics of resilient teams: candor, resourcefulness, compassion, and humility…