No Problem, No Development!
So, what was the last thing you learnt to do? Chances are, whatever it was, you will have learnt it to solve a problem. Even those things that are in the realm of hobby or interest, it’s likely you were still solving a problem. Take for example ‘learning a new language’ there’s a problem, you cant speak that language yet and you want to for any number of reasons.
Function or performance which needs to come first?
Some things we assume or take for granted turn out to be incredibly complex. Take the example of a formula one race. We take it for granted that for 2 hours on a Sunday twenty plus cars will show up and compete for the podium. Yet when we stop and think about it the amount of things that have got to coincide just to turn up, let alone win consistently, is enormous.
Should we manage online meetings in the same way we once managed face to face meetings?
Have we got online meetings correct yet? My guess is not! Most of the time we have simply transferred our offline face to face meeting practice into a conferencing tool and ploughed ahead, without rethinking what works best when meeting remotely.
Why compassion must be our guide as we return to work
It’s almost unbelievable to think that we have now reached a year since the first national lockdown. Not because it’s gone so quickly, but because it hasn’t! We are now a year into this rather extreme social experiment; what happens when you remove all “unnecessary” social contact, almost all leisure sport and exercise, all avoidable travel, and dictate that people must live and work in their homes indefinitely amidst a constant and grinding narrative of danger and judgement.
Hybrid Working – Creating the same experience for all.
As we move out of bulk remote working into a hybrid remote approach, there are a number of significant things to reconsider. One of these issues is the potential of your hybrid groups to have very different work experiences. Working at parity of team experience needs to take place on a number of different fronts, but here are three areas to start with.
Hybrid working, the new remote working!
As we start to rise again from the ‘covid remote working experiment’ it seems more and more likely that the world of work has changed and will never be the same again. Many web surveys and our client discussions testify to the fact that the majority do not want to return to the one-hundred percent office based model.
What would happen if you had the super power of self control?
I’ve recently been giving my attention to self control, or maybe the occasional lack of it in my life! I guess I’ve always seen myself as somewhat impulsive, being quick to act and do. I’m pretty comfortable with that most of the time, in fact I think it’s been a useful characteristic for making things happen and generating constant progress in my life and business.
Remote worker, are you an integrator or a segmentor?
Effective remote management phase 2 series.
Long before the pandemic threw the whole world into remote working, it was generally considered that those who preferred to work remotely had a very specific characteristic that was not shared with people preferring a hub based office working style.
The cost of not giving yourself a chance!
I wonder how much you value certainty? For many people this is a very strong value, it seems possible that most people are certainty driven. It’s like a built in survival instinct, uncertainty equals danger, risk, fear and so people chase after certainty because it means that they are in control.
Oxygen masks first – Twelve ideas for remote management self care.
As we move forward, it’s evident that we are entering a new phase of remote working. Almost everyone we speak to is expecting the world of work to have permanently changed as a result of the (forced) experiment of the past year.
In short, we are in this remote working thing for the long term, which means that everyone needs to stop and recalibrate what’s working for them and importantly what’s not!
In our effective remote management phase 2 series, as are focusing on a number of new areas that managers need to stay abreast of.