Managing morale through missed deadlines

Let’s Talk Teams


June 22, 2021


20 min
Most of us know what it’s like to have an important project with pre-determined deadlines. What happens to your team’s morale when those deadlines are missed, or extended over and over? In this episode, Michael and Chris discuss the delicate dance managers do to keep the fire alive and morale high when moving project deadlines.

Show Notes:

Project deadlines are a fact of life in most businesses, and when facing missed deadlines managers have to understand that each person on their team may deal with it individually. This can make it difficult to keep morale high and the project moving forward. So how do we remain realistic and upbeat?

In this episode Michael and Chris talk through a current deadline they’re facing that faces this exact issue.

Book mentioned in the podcast: Shape Up by Basecamp

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Let’s Talk Teams is a podcast by Uptick the one-on-one tool that helps managers and their team members change vague meetings into meaningful conversations.