Get out of moments of crisis with creativity and willpower
The crises are indeed like the waves of the sea. Larger or smaller, soft or violent and they always come back. Whether in the economy, in business, in personal and professional lives, they are part of everyone's story. But who does not know someone who has left a crisis for a better situation?
In this article, I want to show a collection of my experience as a consultant in creativity, when I worked with companies in crisis, as well as what I saw and lived as a person and a citizen. I want to point out some attitudes and behaviors that can help you live the impact of a tsunami, help you help your business, and especially show you how you can stand out positively in your work environment.
Topics for your Reflection:
Constructive realism - Some people behave like the "herald of the apocalypse", that is, they bring bad news and encourage panic. So they are heard, they can impress. If the news is true, at least they are adding information. In addition, it is only a contribution to the fear and low spirits.
Other people behave like "Polianas". Vague phrases like "everything will work" will sound out of place, as will denial of fact. The true optimist accepts reality and seeks to visualize or construct favorable spaces within it. And then the old cliché of the crisis as a synonym of opportunity works.
Living with uncertainty - Those who do not support uncertainty tend to fill it with fantasies. Worse, he tends to insist on his hypothesis to the point of denying other possibilities. Nothing can be more dangerous. Becoming unknowing is much more constructive than sticking to a single opinion. In my work, I encourage the broadening of perception and different approaches.
In addition, I suggest decisions with A, B, and C plans and a lot of flexibility for the unpredictable.
Life may even change, but it continues - It has been common to postpone post-crisis initiatives. That does not work anymore. On the other hand, the uncertainty can generate a "dizzy cockroach syndrome", that is, actions being done, undone and redone without generating results. For the generation of ideas during crises, I suggest a classification of plans to be changed, maintained or postponed. Next, I visualize the opportunities. That's where they are created.
Reason and emotion - People should really consider their feelings. Objectivity includes taking into account the emotions, realizing how they affect behaviors. People or companies, what matters is that ideas and choices occur in function of the goals, rather than according to personalities, organizational culture or psychological moment.
Contributions - Difficult times need suggestions and daring. They are also opportunities for people to appear.
Anyone who realizes that an idea makes sense will fight for it. And if anyone thinks the idea is not good, he'll be too busy discussing the crisis to criticize it.
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