Everywhere you look, the heralds of economic doom are spreading their messages. And, like it or not, it’s affecting your team.
Many of our clients have noticed a recent drop in motivation and commitment amongst their staff and are asking us for our advice on how to maintain momentum and morale. Everyone’s afraid. Afraid of losing their jobs, afraid of not being able to make their payments. Afraid of taking risks. Afraid of making the wrong decisions at work. And when people are afraid, they tend to play defense instead of offense. They retreat to old, familiar ways of thinking and acting at precisely the moment when innovative, creative approaches are critical for your success.
Companies are finding that worrying is consuming a huge portion of their people’s time. And not only that, they’re probably contacting head hunters and scouring job boards, ready to take their expertise to the competition if they seem more secure. Your company may be healthy and may not even have any intention of layoffs, but the fear is in the air and it’s affecting everyone.
So what can you do?
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