A key to thriving in the new business reality requires making the mind-set shift from survival to growth. But the shift from immediate survival to planning the next steps creates a new set of challenges for Business owners. Some business owners have spent a year thinking about “What If?” When owners are in survival mode, it can be difficult to see any hope at all, but now that owners have begun to dig their way out of survival mode, they must chart and communicate a new course of action.
During uncertain times, employees are hungry for a clear sense of direction. Owners must provide a plan for moving forward to build confidence and to communicate that leadership is focused, energized, and ready to create results.
When clarity and understanding about what the new vision is established once again, everyone becomes part of making the vision a reality. Once that important change in mind-set occurs, the profits will start to inch up and employees will begin feeling better about what’s going on. The whole company starts moving in a positive direction again.
Now leaders can get back to work on things such as “Where do we go next?”