In a crisis…
…we can tear each other down, blame colleagues for not doing their job, accuse others for shirking responsibility or assign more tasks. This may seem like the only way. But unlike what British ex-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher said in the 80s, there is an alternative*.
The alternative could look like this: forgiveness; effort; problem solving; streamlining; teamwork and collaboration; and, (insert any other helpful way of overcoming the crisis as a team).
Stop. Consider your crisis. What would you like your alternative to be and what is your role as its Chief Architect?
*Margaret Thatcher famously subscribed to the acronym TINA (There Is No Alternative) during a brutal recession in the UK in the 1980s. I was just a boy then, but my community proved there is always an alternative. If you’re curious, you can read more about the notion of TINA, here.