Your teams are operating in shocking times and you need to acknowledge that fact.
Having an open dialog is scary but necessary. Team members are worried about their futures both professionally and personally.
These concerns can actually help unite and even focus the team.
Begin the conversation strategically by considering how the work of your team impacts customers and stakeholders. Frame it from the perspective of your team providing value even through uncertainty and times of rapid change.
Address some of the challenges you are facing from a work lens and a personal one but quickly shift the focus to the team and their concerns.
Outstanding leaders demonstrate understanding, compassion, and curiosity… this is a perfect opportunity to lead.