CRISIS LEADERSHIP COACHING
EMPLOYEE LAYOFFS & OUTPLACEMENT
What You Can Do Now
OWN THE PROBLEM
Show the employees that as the leader you own this problem, but you will need their help and that you are working with a team to make organizational adaptations. In other words, take charge and guide them through this.
Share as much as you can about what you are planning for the company. If you can, share high-level budgets, staying power, timeline for adaptations, etc.
Don't make promises you may not be able be able to keep, such as "we will not have layoffs". No one knows how long this will last and even the wealthiest companies can't last forever without income.
Don't put pressure on the employees to save the company. They are likely already having great anxiety about their jobs and adding pressure will not increase their performance. In fact, it will hurt their performance.
Continue to push some version, modified if necessary, of the efforts you have been undertaking to shape your culture in a positive way. Don't lose sight of your vision.
For engagement, set up communication channels and communicate clearly. Don’t forget to include some positive plans and throw in a little bit of fun to help everyone through.
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You never know when the fog will hit. Panic will ensue and visibility will be limited -- without warning. Knowing how to navigate Volatile Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous environments will keep you in business for the next 25 years."
- Bonnie Hagemann's TEDx talk about Leading Through the Fog