DESPITE ISSUES, THE INITIAL LOCKDOWN PROVED SUCCESSFUL
At the beginning of the pandemic, and throughout the first lockdown, the streets were empty, it felt as though almost everyone was working from home, and there was a sense of a unified approach. There was even a national clap every Thursday for the NHS and key workers.
The ‘Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives’ messaging from the government was clear and easy to understand. This where and when (green element) no doubt contributed to the falling infection rates that we saw until restrictions were eased, because they made it easier for the other two parts of the equation.
The why and who (the red element ): Just as with the Get Brexit Done slogan, the why and who throughout the pandemic has remained consistent- to protect the most vulnerable and to avoid overwhelming the NHS.
The what and how (the blue element): Similarly, the what and how part of the equation has remained consistent too- reducing contact with people to reduce the spread of the virus.
THE VISION ENDED IN TIERS THOUGH
When the ‘stay at home’ messaging became ‘stay alert’ though, this led to confusion- and the varying rules for the different parts of society and the economy have added to that confusion.
Essentially then, the why and who, and what and how parts of the equation have suffered because of a lack of clear messaging- the where and when part. People have not been thinking about the importance of protecting the vulnerable and the NHS, and as a result they are rebelling against the restrictions.
WHAT CAN EVERY LEADER TAKE AWAY FROM THIS?
Put simply, all three elements need to exist and balance each other out if you are to build your perfect team.
So, could your team Get Brexit Done, or would they take the PPE? What could be the missing piece in your equation?
It’s important to remember that while nobody is perfect, your team can be. Individually we all have strengths and weaknesses- and understanding these is important if you are to make a difference, plug the gaps and build that perfect team within your organisation.
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