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.
Advances in technology have provided us with myriad ways to avoid doing the things we need to do. But it can also help us to stop wasting time.
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.