However, there will be some obstacles and that cannot be overcome as easily and might bring you and your team to a stop on the road to progress. Don’t feel you’ve failed because of these setbacks. Here are five key steps you can use to deal with them in order to move forward successfully.
1. Acknowledge the Setback Honestly
The worst thing that you can do when you are going through some sort of setback is deny that you are actually going through one. Acknowledge the setback honestly and openly to your team; do not conceal back this information to preserve the façade of a flawless track record. Setbacks are going to happen, but they need to be properly acknowledged in order to be resolved.
2. Analyze the Resulting Damage
After honestly acknowledging the setback, the next step is to analyze the damage that resulted from it. Initially, it is easy to assume that everything is ruined and that there is no way that the damage can possibly be repaired. The good news is that an honest examination will often show that it is not as bad you as thought and there is, in fact, room for correction and improvement.
3. Develop a Detailed Plan of Action
Since you are now able to identify the areas you can address in order to turn your past setback into a future comeback, the next step for you to take now is to develop a detailed action plan that maps out the steps that need to be taken. This plan needs to repair any damage and overcome the obstacle or setback in your way.
4. Share The Action Plan with Your Team
Make sure everyone on your team is informed. They need to be aware that there was a problem that occurred, the damage that resulted from those occurrences and, more importantly, the plan of action necessary to move on. Their input is valuable, so be willing to accept different suggestions from your team that could enhance the quality and overall effectiveness of your action plan.
5. Work with Your Team to Put That Plan into Action
The final step is to get to work on achieving the objectives and goals that were specified in detail through your plan. Keep in mind that a full recovery may take some time; nothing can get done overnight. Even so, you still want to check for progress and monitor the performance of your team as you work together as a united force to continue to move forward despite the setbacks you’ve encountered.