The people must have ownership in the vision. They need to be enabled to accomplish it. If there is one investment you should make, it is in people. —Modesta Lilian Mbughuni
On Today’s Episode:
- Carla and I discuss pivoting with the team in times of crisis.
- Do you have team members whose roles have been diminished in this work from home (WFH) time?
- How can your team still work within their strengths in a different capacity?
- A crisis calls for all hands on deck, now is not the time for “but that’s not my job.”
- Having grace for yourself and your team as everyone is figuring out the change.
Perhaps the most difficult part of this lightning-fast change in business is pivoting your team and strategy. Overcommunication becomes an integral part of that pivot. Something that is often overlooked is the need for your team to have meaningful work. This is not the time for busy work; your team will disengage so fast you hardly see it coming. And always keep in mind that you want to be an agent of change, not a victim of change.
This is an unprecedented time in our country’s history, and the Southwest Michigan First team is here for you. Our entire staff is getting trained in various programming and solutions; if you need help or a consultation, please reach out to any one of us. If you have any questions, comments or ideas, please drop me a line, email me directly via firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me @ronkitchens. We are all in this together.
Question: What are the changes your organization and team had to make? How did you make those decisions?