When a crisis strikes, working quickly to get ahead of it is key. And working together as a team is the quickest way to work through any crisis because together we’re stronger. Everyone responds differently to a crisis. But we all have different and unique abilities. That’s why we need to work together! Together we complement each other’s strengths to manage and get through tough times. But how exactly, do we work together in crises?
What It Takes to Work Together as a
Team in Crisis
Crises never show up at opportune times. And that’s why
they’re stressful to go through. But when we prepare for a crisis before it
hits, we can diminish a lot of that stress.
The first and best piece of advice offered is to anticipate a crisis. No one is immune to or exempt from major or minor crises. Simply, because you are alive, crises will happen.
3 Steps to Take to Emerge Out of a
Crisis Situation Confidently
Getting your family, business, or community through a serious situation is emotionally challenging. Here are three steps you can take to help you out of troublesome times.
Step 1: Prepare in Advance
Crisis plans make a difference when
it matters most. So have an actionable plan ready to put into place before a
When we don’t prepare for a crisis
situation ahead of time, we open ourselves up to panic and insecurity. It is
stressful. Some of us go into denial. Others assume dealing with this crisis is
someone else’s job. And many begin blaming or attacking someone in leadership. We
react instead of enacting a well-planned strategy prepared ahead of time.
So avoid a lot of stress before disaster strikes. Prepare for life’s inevitable surprises in advance.
Step 2: Find the Facts
Empower your family, business, or community with the facts. When we know what we’re up against, what we’re dealing with, we can handle a tough situation with a lot more confidence.
Step 3: Reconnect and Maintain Social Connection
During a crisis, uncertainty and
confusion abound. When a crisis hits, we want our basic needs met – security,
warmth, food, and the absence of pain. If our basic needs are not met, we can
cease to function.
Today, our livelihood has been
threatened by COVID-19. Businesses are shutting down to help stop the spread of
this virus creating financial hardship for many.
With so much uncertainty and confusion, it’s important to reconnect and maintain a social connection.
Most people really appreciate staying
in touch during hard times. Contact your neighbors, friends, family, and
business clients and colleagues by phone, text, or email. Make sure they are
okay. Offer to help them in whatever way you can.
Implement creative ways to
socialize without inviting others into your home or vice versa. Just today, I saw
three moms park their vehicles in a large parking lot, open the rear doors of
their vans, and visit with each other from a distance.
Work Together as a Team Through Loss
This time of crisis for us brings loss as well as gain – the
loss of loved ones, the loss of a way of life as we knew it. And with all loss
comes grief, pain, and suffering. It’s important that we allow help people
grieve because we cannot move on until we grieve for that which is gone.
I challenge you to rise to the occasion during our present
- A willingness to work hard
- The ability to make difficult choices
- Accepting sacrifices
- Setting personal interests aside in favor of the
interests of others
People are finding the stress and uncertainty of our present
But troublesome times show us what we’re truly made of. They
allow us to find out what really matters and who really cares. We discover what
is important and what isn’t.
3 Assets to Anchor Us in Uncertain
When we feel fearful and anxious, it’s hard to manage our
own thoughts and be mindful of others at the same time. But as challenging as
it is, we must if we’re going to come through this crisis better than we were.
There are three key assets that anchor us in uncertain
- Reasonable optimism
They help us to be more resilient and more creative, a
better version of ourselves. We see our key values confirmed and our community
working hard to preserve what we’ve always cared about.
With responsibility, mindfulness, kindness, compassion, and
consideration, we can and will get through this crisis.
We will get through this. But it has to be together.
In what ways are you working together as a team to get through our present crisis? Are you working from home? How are you dealing with all the new challenges our new normal brings?
Charles D’Alessandro, your Brooklyn Real Estate Agent with Fillmore Real Estate is completely shut down and committed to your safety during the COVID-19 health crisis in compliance with the State of New York public health policies. If you have any questions or need anything from me, reach out at (718) 253-9600 ext. 206 or email email@example.com. I’d love to help you find the perfect place to call home. Be kind. Stay home. And take care!
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