Michelle Guthrie’s sudden removal as managing director of the ABC follows a pattern of senior leader’s departures over the last couple of months, including Board Chairs and CEOs of major corporations — and a Prime Minister. On most occasions, these weren’t planned separations, even if the writing was on the wall in large, bold font.
So when this happens, what should you as a employee do? If not this then it could be some other unexpected crisis such as the financial services royal commission throws your organisation into panic?
Under normal operating conditions, qualities such as inclusiveness, listening and empowerment are at the top of the list. But if there’s a genuine crisis, the priority is to act: to take charge and provide very clear direction. Don’t sit around and hold a listening circle. Be like a war-time commander.
If you would like to understand more about how to continue to work under these situations read the full article in Business Insider here