We all love surprises.
We all love only those surprises that we love.
The surprises that we didn’t expect, are called problems.
One of the responsibilities as a leader, is to take care of your team.
Which also means, to never give them the surprises they didn’t expect.
As a leader, you will come at a point to take tough people decisions.
While you may have to take those decisions, if it comes as a surprise to the team, you have not done your job well.
Have you given them enough feedback? Did you give them the grounds to make the change? Did you trust them with making those changes?
All of these ensure their trust in you, even though you may not end up working together.
If people do not like unpleasant surprises, it is up to us to make sure they do not get them.