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Tough Times. 3 Tips How to Guide Your Team Through

By Nicole Fallon, Business News Daily Managing Editor

Sales and revenue are falling short. Your company is facing the prospect of downsizing. Your best employee suddenly quits. No matter the circumstances, your team’s morale is at an all-time low, and it’s your job as their manager to lift their spirits and get them back on track.

This is no easy task. It can be hard to see the positive when everything seems to be falling apart. But every company goes through rough patches and growing pains, and it’s during these times that a team most needs a strong leader to help them weather the storm.

“If employees don’t have confidence in the leadership team, they may question the future of the organization, wonder whether their role is safe and either become disengaged or start to look for a new job,” said Kim Littlefield, senior vice president of Keystone Partners. “Employees need to feel heard, understood, recognized and appreciated by their managers …  especially during rough patches.”

Based on the advice of company leaders and entrepreneurs, here are three smart ways you can keep your staff motivated to persevere through tough times. Continue reading