Very often, crisis creates clarity. It seems easier to make decisions when your options are limited and your proverbial ‘back is up against the wall’. What must me clear is that you will emerge stronger.
In times of crisis, the future gets murky – so you need to focus on what’s right in front of you. Timelines get reduced when data changes day-to-day or even hour-by-hour. You reduce your thinking to what’s really important – right now.
This is when the EOS Foundational Tools become even more important:
The middle time frame may get muddled. Quarterly Rocks, 1-year Goals and even the 3-year Picture may be in for dramatic changes. Some businesses are thriving in the current environment. Others may be thinking only of survival. Remember what’s most important: your Core Values and your Core Focus. Who you are as an organization and the emotional ‘WHY’ you are in this business to begin with is what sustains you during times of crisis.
Adjust the Scorecard to reflect new goals given the dramatic economic impact.
Adjust the Accountability Chart to reflect the realities (A smaller business? A bigger business?)
Meeting Pulse – the pulse is quickened and compressed since we can’t predict very far into the future