The worst is over. You have gone through the gut-wrenching process of downsizing your workforce. You have had the termination conversations. You haven’t slept peacefully in weeks, but now it’s done. You think you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
You quickly realize that there’s a lot of work to do and fewer people to do it, so without hesitation, you jump back into the routine of running your organization, but there’s a problem. Your employees are overwhelmed and distracted. They are updating their LinkedIn profiles. They are booking conference rooms for private calls and taking lunches off-site. The coffee pot chatter has not died down, except for when you enter the room.
You fought hard to keep your top employees, but the current environment is not going to work. How do you get them back on the team? How do you re-engage them?