Getting in control of business continuity in times of crisis
Headless Chickens, Denial and the Mothers of Invention!
No this is not the name of Nick Cave’s new band. Rather I am talking about how coaching can help as you think about business continuity.
In the face of the rapid rise of Covid 19 you maybe feeling like a proverbial headless chicken, or rather frustrated by the panic and in denial that there’s anything to worry about. You may even feel that we have more to fear from the fear itself.
All are common and unsurprising. Whichever it is, we must agree that these are unprecedented times. They will affect both you, your family, and your teams and their families. It is likely to that your suppliers and customers will need to change their behaviour and this in turn will have an impact on the work you do.
Managing your work through the current health crisis will be a significant test of your skills. As a leader it will challenge you to find invention in response to necessity. Hopefully in the coming months you will steer your organisation without loss of life and you will emerge stronger and wiser. As a leader you have a significant role in that outcome. Coaching has a key role to play in supporting your management of business continuity.
Hasty reaction or planned response?
At these times of uncertainty your mettle will be tested. Even for seasoned leaders, there is a strong temptation to react as events unfold rather than plan and prioritise. Too often businesses communicate hastily rather than effectively.
Some quick questions to consider:
- Do your staff feel supported and informed of how you see the need to respond and their role in it in the coming 4-6months?
- Are you able to manage your own health and well being in and outside of work just now?
- Do you have an understanding of how your business may be affected in the short to medium term with a plan you are able to review as the situation unfolds?
How can coaching help?
Well thought through and authentic risk management reviewed and applied for a crisis can serve to find the best course of action for you, your teams and your business. However leadership is a lonely place and time to pause reflect and think through your options can be hard to find.
Coaching provides a fresh pair of non-judgemental eyes and questions that enable your reflection and support improved planning.
Drawing on the understanding of years of work in high risk contexts, my coaching can help you think through the range of issues affecting your decision-making as your remain true to yourself and your organisation’s mission. I will help you find confidence by identifying strengths and opportunities you have to hand even as you consider the risks you, your colleagues and your organisation faces.
Let’s work together as you use coaching for business continuity. Take action before its a last resort. Get in touch for a 15 minute consultation to get started today.