Taskforces face all sorts of pressures during investigations. Colin McLaren counsels staying focused, committed and debrief stress.
Very often taskforces face enormous pressure, from within and without (e.g. the media, politicians). Tensions can quickly build. Leaders need to encourage the team to stay focused on the issue and working to a high standard for as long as it takes. They must also help their team debrief their stress.
Key Learning Points
Taskforce work (especially crime) can be highly stressful:
Maintain high standards of work and delivery
Help team debrief their stress
Interviewer: Eve Ash
Interviewee: Colin McLaren