They say change is the only constant. But does it hold true for all situations? Change, rather an unexpected change isn’t something that companies and employees simply embrace. Adapting to changes at your workplace or a new workplace all together is a skill that recruiters look for.
In a situation when the whole world is dealing with the effects of a pandemic, the world economy is affected badly. Job markets have started to shrink, companies are undergoing unwelcome changes like the failure of a recently launched product, contract-workers industry, and probable layoffs, the stress on Team Leaders have increased many folds. However, in any event as mentioned above, Leaders are expected to take charge and hold together until the problem has a sure-shot solution. And that is what we’ll be talking about here. In these times of crisis, are you the leader your team looks forward to?
When talking about leading an ongoing project through limited resources or crisis, a leader’s mindset matters the most. Drive your team through the crisis safely, just like the person behind the steering in a car. Your team needs to know you are all in it together and involve their participation as much.
Transparency is no joke
Make sure you inform your team of a probable situation that could affect their jobs. As a Team Lead you are expected to be communicative. Team members and others see you with great respect, for they come to understand that you are concerned.
Yes, it is difficult in normalcy and in times like these when the whole world has sought to virtual Team meetings. It is okay to feel pulled in many directions, but don’t start isolating yourself to avoid that. Whether you were hired as a C-level Executive or a senior-level manager delegate tasks to your team like you’d do it before- well planned and thought about.
Figure what’s working
Every firm has things going right, and then there are things going not as expected. Maybe it’s a process, communication issue, or an imbalance between timings for team members. You need to analyze what’s working the best for you by keeping a note of the production and productivity. Always, think about things you’d want to mention once the pandemic fear is over.
Practice what you preach
Transition is not easy. You may have a good rapport with clients from abroad but know that the businesses that involve physical presence like exports will probably be affected for a long time from now. Preaching one thing and practicing the other will not help with a good impression. Slow down and understand the situation now, and analyze what’s to come in the coming months.
As one of the best-known recruitment firms in Delhi, Prometheus Consulting acknowledges the importance of Leaders in every company. Specialists in C-level and Managerial Hiring in Retail, Fashion, Semiconductors, and Manufacturing industries we aim at bringing jobs to the right candidate and vice-versa, so either can grow with the other.