Organisations need to be agile in their thinking in a time and environment of heightened emotion. This is not easy to achieve. You need everything going for you.
Go hard and go early on blame. We can expect it, so plan for it. The number one thing we have to get us through right now is each other. Your people are your greatest asset. When the situation bites, don’t allow your people to bite each other.
Expect irritating mistakes – they happen at the best of times. Why would they not happen (and in fact accelerate) at the worst of times? Innovation in the face of rapid change requires trialling new things that may go wrong. Encourage the effort, don’t blame the result. Trial, modify, renew, try again... Your energy is better served here.
If you recognise blame in yourself, is it a reflection of you and what you’ve got going on? Or are you gathering ammunition to settle old scores? Give yourself a ‘talking to’ and ask yourself, is this the best use of my energy right now? Do you want to be someone who makes things better or worse?