It can feel impossible to focus on getting work done in the face of a continuous stream of devastating news. Chances are that your team is going through a lot of emotions. The world might feel out of your control, but that doesn't mean you can't respond to it. Your team is in need of you. Five steps are shared by the authors to help you and your team feel better when things aren't going well. When something tragic has happened, first of all, don't silence it. It's time to acknowledge it. It's a good idea to talk about identity-based issues before crises happen because of the recent tragedies. Third, make space for different reactions from team members, they won't all feel the same or want to express their emotions in the same way Allow some things to go for you and your team. Help your team channel their feelings towards change.
The last few weeks have been quite heavy.