Uncertainty and Change: It Needs to be Addressed

For this article by Jo Ilfeld, Executive Leadership Coach on uncertainty the image of an old typewriter with the word change written on the paper.

Uncertainty and change are key aspects that leaders often overlook when planning team-building events or an off-site but it is important to address these issues as they can be particularly challenging for teams.

All too often, team building events can get focused on what’s ahead or what is expected from people and how you want them to be collaborative and embrace the new strategic priorities.

However, is important to make sure that there is time set aside to talk about change and uncertainty. By creating space for people to talk about their concerns and fears, you are fostering an environment of openness and transparency. This allows your team to work together to find solutions to the challenges they are facing.

During the off-site, ask your team how they are feeling about the changes that are happening within the company. Encourage them to share their thoughts and feelings about the uncertainty they are facing. By doing this, you are creating a safe space for people to talk about their fears and concerns.

Remember that uncertainty cannot be eliminated, but it can be managed. By creating an environment where people feel comfortable sharing their concerns, you are building a team that is better equipped to handle uncertainty. This will also help to build trust within the team, as people feel more comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings. Watch the video for more.

On the flip side, are you working with someone who resists change? Read more here.

Jo Ilfeld, PhD

An executive leadership coach, Jo helps C-suite leaders, executives, and high-potential managers develop the flexibility, skill, and frame of mind to meet the challenges of the next five, ten, twenty years…. and beyond. She works with individuals, teams and organizations on four core areas of leadership development. Check out Jo's bio page for more information.

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