Impact of change on team emotions
I have been thinking about the biggest issue facing teams right now – without doubt it is change and uncertainty. Many of you will be familiar with the Kubler-Ross change curve below. I know I have referred to it many times to normalise my own emotions around change. I think the change curve can also be applied in a team context. Change in the environment, change in business focus and priorities, change in organisation structure and resources, all elicit emotions of grief that impact a team collectively. Talk openly as a team about how change and uncertainty is impacting you both individually and as a team.