Illustration of the Distancing Stage

Managing Change

The Distancing Stage: Managing Change, and Refueling/Refocusing.

In the distancing stage, teams are focused on coping. Whether positive or negative, managing change requires letting go of the old and adjusting to the new. Adapting consumes energy. It's normal to feel depleted physically and emotionally when going through a transition.

Key Pain Points and Blind Spots

Key Pain PointBlind Spot
Inability to transition from expressing distress to taking actionUnresolved historical personal losses are stirred up, and the reaction is larger than the current challenge warrants.
Unwillingness to embrace new circumstances and reinvest in the teamProlonged depletion leads to burnout