Managing Through Uncertainty: Check-ins Add-on
Last updated: November 14, 2021
Estimated reading time: 2 min
During moments of uncertainty, check-ins are an opportunity to meet your staff where they’re at so that they can feel seen and supported. Everyone copes with challenging, chaotic, or downright traumatic events differently. Coping mechanisms run the gamut from hyper-productivity to completely checking out.
|Component||Sentence Starters & Sample Questions|
|(Re)state the big picture purpose and their contributions to it||
|Align on their priorities||
|[For managing managers]
Make a plan for supporting staff
*As you’re having these conversations, keep track of who is requesting or accepting offers of support and make sure there aren’t discrepancies that may result in inequities, particularly across racial and gender lines. It’s your job as the manager to consider the disparate impact that your most marginalized staff might be experiencing (and continue to experience) and make sure that support is accessed equitably.
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- Five Tips for Goal-Setting in Chaos
- 3 Ways to Manage Through Uncertainty: Purpose, Agency, Connection
- Managing Through Uncertainty: What to Communicate to Your Team