What lens are you looking through these days?

The lens of team building may be the farthest thing from your mind right now.

You may be looking through the lens of survival. Just trying to make it through the day.

You may have thoughts swirling in your head of, “I can’t focus on team building when I don’t know what the world is going to look like in a month or two”.

May we encourage you that now is the time to dig deep and push back against some of your natural instincts.

To instead look through a lens of planning and team building…by being very, very aware of behavior.

In times of crisis, you will see quite clearly who is flexible and adaptable, who steps up and takes on more accountability, who is interested in helping the greater good rather than being self-focused, who creatively problem solves the unprecedented issues we are all facing now, who handles stress well and who doesn’t.

These are your leaders.

Make notes. Be encouraging. Give team members opportunities to shine and be productive in ways previously unthought of.

You never know what talent surprises might be right under your nose.

Just make sure you are looking through a clear lens.