Flexible Working Survey 2.0: How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way We Work?
We recently carried out a follow-up survey to our first Flexible Working Survey in May 2020. The results of the first survey, taken just as the first lockdown was easing and only a few months into a period of quickly-implemented remote working, showed that the overall experience of flexible working had been positive. Respondents reported … Continue reading Flexible Working Survey 2.0: How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way We Work?
Coaching EAP: Support for Businesses Dealing With Change
Coaching support for businesses dealing with challenge or change In the last few months I’ve spoken to lots of managers who are struggling with how to manage their team in the ‘new normal’ at work. After making a quick switch to remote working in March, many businesses saw real benefits from flexible working, and are … Continue reading Coaching EAP: Support for Businesses Dealing With Change
Be A Better Leader: How To Improve Your Leadership Skills
Good leadership is a skill that comes naturally for some, and less easily for others – but it can be taught. It comes down to good communication, an ability to really listen, being able to plan strategically and take decisive action, and the ability to get others on board with your plans. As we look … Continue reading Be A Better Leader: How To Improve Your Leadership Skills
5 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Flexible Working
Our recent survey showed that working from home offers numerous benefits for many workers – and their employers. Respondents indicated that overall we are more productive, better motivated with increased job satisfaction when working from home. I’ve spoken to lots of businesses who are now planning to make changes to the way they work – … Continue reading 5 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Flexible Working
The results are in: how will Coronavirus change the way we work?
I’m really interested in the way that work has changed over the past six weeks as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. With a huge percentage of the workforce quickly making the shift to working from home, we’ve had to quickly adapt to a new way of working, new ways of communicating and new ways … Continue reading The results are in: how will Coronavirus change the way we work?
Flexible Working Lessons From the Lockdown
Five weeks into the lockdown, those of us who are working from home are beginning to settle into a new routine. You might have struggled to stay productive working from home, or found it difficult to adjust to the ‘new normal’, but the feedback that I’m hearing is that overall individuals and organisations have quickly … Continue reading Flexible Working Lessons From the Lockdown
Soft Skills Are Hard
Soft skills are hard – but really, really important. I’ve heard the term ‘soft skills’ used in a derogatory fashion for many years in Management and they are often looked at as “something for other people (like HR) but not for me as an outcome-focused, results-driven Manager” The reality is that the higher you are … Continue reading Soft Skills Are Hard
Taking Over A New Team? We Bought A Van
What does the fact that we bought a van have to do with your taking over a new team? Surprisingly, there are a lot of similarities. We bought a new camper van last year. We wanted to move up to a bigger van which would give us more opportunities and I saw one … Continue reading Taking Over A New Team? We Bought A Van
So What Exactly Is Interaction Engineering?
Interaction Engineering: The action of working artfully to create something of value when two or more people communicate with each other. We know that how the people who make up a business all work together, understand each other and communicate is as important as how software packages interact or a production line functions. People are … Continue reading So What Exactly Is Interaction Engineering?
How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)
Like most people, I have been subjected to death by PowerPoint over the years, one memorable occasion was when a one hour Health and Safety presentation overran by 40 minutes and consisted of 75 slides with full of closely spaced text. Don’t get me wrong, I love PowerPoint and use it a lot. I grew … Continue reading How To Avoid Death By Powerpoint – (while still using it)1 2 3 Next »