Fight, Recuperate, and Renew
Updated: Jul 12, 2020
If we view the last few months in phases, an analogy is fight, recuperation, and resurgence.
COVID-19 brought great danger and leaders had to fight for survival.
Tough decisions over lives and livelihoods meant vigor, prioritization, and clarity.
While the battle against COVID-19 is certainly not over, our initial reactions and preparations are done.
After a fight (physical or mental), we are exhausted that causes a loss in focus, delay in making decisions, and/or less patience and support from the team.
If this sounds familiar (at work or at home), it's time to plan your resurgence.
Reset - You may be working from last year's plans and temporary initiatives. Start over and revise your goals.
Planning for the new world will have you living it.
Reorder – A shift in roles and responsibilities can help to shake up the team in a positive, proactive way.
Ideas designed to improve the lives of employees over the last few months can evolve into permanent activities.
Re-imagine – With your business intact, expand your view and find ways to engage a larger community.
A broader purpose brings meaning and enhances our work (e.g. learning new skills).
Feeling fatigue and uselessness is normal right now. How you respond defines the future.