People leave their jobs all the time. What’s less common is the sudden departure of someone senior and powerful. So, when that happens without warning, work can get pretty stressful. You’re not sure who to report to, your schedule is a mess, your colleagues are panicking and work just seems to be piling up!
Amidst all the chaos, take a moment to close your eyes, draw a deep breath, and try to determine how this new development affects you.
If you feel like you’re the right man or woman for the job your next step is to convince the powers that be. Present yourself as a reliable person who understands the dynamics of the job well. If they see that you have what it takes, you might just get the job! However, if you don’t think you’re quite cut out for this, take a step back and support whoever steps in to fill the role. After all, the end goal is to keep the team efficient.