During periods of upheaval and change, your staff will inevitably wonder what’s in it for them, and if it’s even worth it to stick around. It doesn’t cost anything to make people feel appreciated.
It doesn’t matter what level you’re on. Whether directing your staff or updating your manager about the department’s operations and needs, an effective communication style may make all the difference.
What managers do is respond to daily crises, take on too much work, operate with continuous interruptions and make instant decisions. As a consequence, “fire prevention” doesn’t get the time and attention required.