The effects of COVID-19 are wearing everyone a bit thin these days. I’m seeing great teamwork across the company but I’m also seeing the undercurrent of stress and unhappiness. Totally understandable… just remember that if someone is getting under your skin, take a step back and pull your thoughts together. Everyone is well-intentioned, albeit their communication style may not work for you. Keep that in mind when you are seeking to resolve conflict. I think Stephen Covey said it best “Seek first to understand before you seek to be understood.” Relationships take work, even at work. Policies, procedures and rules aren’t a replacement for Smart and Happy. Let’s work to find grace for one another. Things are going to be tough for a while.
I have been reading a biography of Winston Churchill called “The Last Lion” by William Manchester, it’s fantastic and amazingly long. “I still have a ways to go, I am still in the early stages of World War II” – you think we have troubles now, walk a mile during that time period. It wasn’t clear that England wasn’t going to be invaded, or that the Americans were going to arrive in time. What was remarkable about Churchill was his resolve. He firmly believed that his people were up for the challenge, he was so eloquent in the way he steeled his country. “We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
Fortunately for us, we are not at the beginning of World War II and although I might wish, I am not Winston Churchill, but what I will say is that I have a good measure of resolve. We are a great company, full of great (Smart and Happy) people, we have amazing clients and most importantly we take good care of each other. So, while we have challenging times and each of us is getting worn out by all the chaos, remember that Tahzoo is around because we want to make the world a better place. You’re here because our mission is, “to make millions of people a little bit happier every day.”
Let’s go be great!