According to psychologist Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg, crises follow a pattern: emergency, regression and recovery. Responding to the emergency can be energizing and productive, while the regression phase can be exhausting and without motivation before one arrives in the recovery phase. This article outlines tips for not only getting through but leading your team through each phase.
We’ve made our coronavirus coverage free for all readers. To get all of HBR’s content delivered to your inbox, sign up for the Daily Alert newsletter. “I hate to say this right now, but I haven’t felt this energized in years,” one CEO I advise admitted to me during the first week of Covid-19 stay-at-home orders.