Manage Task Force Pressure

Manage Task Force Pressure

Seven Dimensions
Updated Dec 30, 2019

Taskforces face all sorts of pressures during investigations. Colin McLaren counsels staying focused, committed and debrief stress. 

Course Overview 

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: 

  • Stay focused 

  • Maintain high standards of work and delivery 

  • Help team debrief their stress 

Interviewer: Eve Ash 

Interviewee: Colin McLaren