Some days it seems like we're always in crunch time. Do you know what that feels like? Constant pressure, deadlines, your team melting down.
Often the difference is how you act and what you project; that can help the team get through the crunch.
There are some great tips here about how to act and what to focus on. There's no avoiding the crunch, but maybe we can get through it with our teams intact.
There are times when work ramps up and you need all hands on deck. Ideally you want people to jump into the work excited and enthusiastic rather than dreading what’s coming. So, what can you do to rally the troops when the team’s workload is particularly heavy? How do you talk about the project or time period so that people don’t feel daunted? And, how do you keep an eye on stress levels while still motivating people to get through the crunch?