Managing a crisis: crucial skills in times of extreme challenge


With coronavirus causing uncertainty around the world, businesses are facing a unique and historic challenge. The impending possibility of social distancing and mass office closures will impact every business, not just those in the industries already being disrupted by the virus. To weather this upheaval, organisations will need to nurture new skills and embrace new behaviours.

To support businesses and leaders in this challenging environment, Lane4 has collated advice and guidance from our experts in one location. We hope the content below is helpful to you and your colleagues.

Leading through crisis

With the situation changing every day, leaders don’t have the luxury of making decisions with all the information. Leadership during ambiguity is, therefore, a key skill.

Six things leaders can do to guide their people through a crisis

On-demand webinar: Leading through a crisis - how to succeed in the face of adversity

Adrian Moorhouse: Leading in uncertain times

No plan survives first contact: Lessons from the military

Homeworking and virtual teams

With the chance of office closures growing daily, widespread homeworking could potentially become a reality for the first time in history. Homeworking will impact every individual differently, from building trust over long distances to overcoming the challenges of alignment, as teams switch from physical to virtual.

On-demand webinar: Leading virtual teams - the key to success

Leading virtual teams - the key to success

Leading virtual teams Q&A

On-demand webinar: Virtual working - how to keep teams engaged and connected

Virtual working - maintaining engagement and connection

High performing teams in an increasingly virtual world

The key to keeping your remote teams connected

How to make flexible working a success in your business

How to create trust in virtual teams

Organisational resilience

All organisations, regardless of size, length of existence or reputation can find themselves vulnerable to stalls in growth, decreasing share prices or even complete failure. Building organisational resilience into your business is a way of ensuring it can weather shocks like the coronavirus outbreak.

Organisational Resilience: How to change before you have to

How to build team resilience

The 'C' word (no, not COVID-19)

Thomas Cook and organisational resilience


It is undeniable that this pandemic presents a source of stress for many individuals. Each will have their own anxieties, but uncertainty, social upheaval, business performance and personal health fears could create a toxic mixture. It is, therefore, more important than ever that we consider our wellbeing and boost our resilience to emotional challenges.

Managing the anxiety of a pandemic

Personal resilience: stress and thriving white paper

10 quick strategies for enhancing your resilience

Three ways to build your team’s shield of resilience


Businesses and individuals will need to be able to respond quickly to changing circumstances if they are to thrive in the face of this latest challenge. Adaptability will allow leaders to do this calmly and effectively.

Adaptability: The key skill your people need for the 2020s

On demand webinar: Why adaptability is the key skill your people need in the next decade

Infographic: Why adaptability is more important than ever


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