When organizations face multiple tough changes at once, it’s hard for morale to stay high. Leaders often ask me what they can do to re-energize their teams. These 3 R’s may come in handy:
1. Revitalize – constantly emphasize why the work your team is doing matters. What is their contribution to reaching the set goals and vision.
2. Repair – with tough changes in the organization, relationships can break down. Make time to listen, forgive and then recommit.
3. Refocus – sit down with your team and ask the following questions:
•What can we do better?
•What do we need to let go of?
•What is truly essential for achieving the work that we really believe matters?
And of course, as a leader make sure to also take care of yourself in those changes. If you’re burned out, you can’t help others.