Understanding Priorities in Crisis

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Meredith Wilson Parfet

Founder & Managing Principal

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Setting priorities

Crisis is disorienting, fast paced, and exhausting. Information changes rapidly and pressures can be overwhelming. One of the hallmarks of crisis is that the status quo is untenable. Change cannot be avoided, nor can everything be preserved. Most people have been untested by true crisis, and the pressure can feel insurmountable, leading to reactive behavior or paralysis. Reactive decision-making gives the illusion of control but can’t be successful because it lacks focus and goals. When you become paralyzed, you surrender agency and become a passive observer. The simple act of setting priorities can make all the difference

The importance of setting priorities

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