Why should I try anything in this crazy, uncertain, unpredictable and difficult environment? Why should I even bother to move forward in life or my career? Until such time we may realise that life is full of uncertainty, the unpredictability of career, chaos at work and complex nature of things, therefore, you need to keep going.

It’s such a crazy time of year (already, eek!) with the Easter holidays and school holidays upon us. The final quarter of the financial year is underway and June 30 will be upon us before we know it.

Unfortunately, the effect of so many disruptions to our routines with the holidays or the pressure that comes from the end of financial year approaching is usually chaos!

My advice in this situation, embrace it!

Accept what is going on around you, don’t try to fight it! Accept it and work with it to have an optimal outcome. Chaos can be fun and impromptu, it can shake people up and stir up emotion. Sometimes you need to get lost to find your way and to find yourself again.

If you have good habits and processes in place, in times of ‘chaos’ you and your team will automatically fall into them. When you have your team sorted out and know each other’s strengths and weaknesses then everyone will naturally fall into position and ‘get the job done’.

Think of a football team who are being defeated in a game, at halftime the coach would tell them to revert to a ‘tactical game plan’ previously practiced and the whole team would understand what part they each had to play and they would get the job done.

So when you get back to work (if you are lucky enough to have had, or are having a break), or in the next couple of weeks, block out time in your diary to review your team’s strengths and weaknesses and your current processes and make sure your game plan is tight!

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