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  • Covid 19 Hand Sanitiser

    What a difference a week makes. Most of us are now working remotely and the country is in virtual lockdown - evidence of just how quickly the Coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our daily lives. If we are feeling unsure about how to respond - that’s because this is unlike anything we’ve encountered.

  • Work from Home Covid 19

    We are living and working in an increasingly unknown territory. No one quite knows how the COVID-19 virus will play out in the long run but what is becoming increasingly clear is this - many organisations are on the edge of mandatory working from home.

  • Struggling with Burnout

    Although this is a blog about burnout, the Coronavirus COVID-19 is currently dominating all our lives, putting many of us under huge pressure at home and at work - a line that is increasingly blurred. Inevitably this additional stress may lead to higher levels of burnout, which makes this content especially relevant.

  • Returning to work after the Pandemic

    It’s been just 6 weeks since most organisations introduced mandatory working from home. It needed to happen almost overnight and, in most instances, it did. At the time we predicted that it would test organisations and their people like never before, which would require leaders to lead like they’ve never done before.

  • Returning to work after the Pandemic

    The government has issued a ‘conditional plan’ to ease the lockdown which contains some guidance on returning people to work. People who cannot work from home should return to the workplace from Wednesday but avoid public transport. More detail is to be added but the call to return to work, for some sectors at least, has raised safety concerns.

  • Returning to work after the Pandemic

    How do you maintain pace and quality of work, without burning out your staff? It’s a concern expressed by many people we work with in innovative, creative, and high pressured environments.

  • Returning to work after the Pandemic

    Many of us take stock of our careers at some point in our working lives, and not surprisingly, the impact of COVID-19 is proving to be a catalyst for change. Concerns for personal safety and worries about what may happen to job security are causing large numbers of people to re-think their careers.

  • Zoom meeting

    As organisations return to work and take stock of the past few weeks, the conversation is shifting from ‘how to work at home during lockdown’ to ‘what remote working will mean to the future remote based organisation’. It’s a far reaching strategic issue.

  • Male in Coaching Session

    The impact of COVID-19 has presented many people with unexpected professional and personal challenges. In just a few weeks, the landscape of work and life has changed in ways that are yet to fully unravel.

    While lockdown and furloughing have been an uncertain time, it’s also created the space to reflect on the lives we lead. How will we cope with the return to work pressures but also find the time to pursue possible new directions?

  • Female Company Director at desk thinking

    This is a common dilemma we hear from many excellent CEOs. They are stuck in a conflict between caring for their staff and wanting them to deliver. That’s probably why we are often asked ‘What is the sweet spot where people are performing at their best without negative consequences for their wellbeing?’.

  • Illustration of production line of creatives

    Every leader or business owner wants to see more productivity, but there’s no set formula for achieving it. Productivity comes from a blend of an engaging culture, effective relationships, and being able to manage both time and stress. What’s more, creative people tend to need to be together to collaborate - and that’s something remote working has largely prevented these past few months.

  • woman picking material color at factory

    Creativity and innovation tend to fuel rapid business growth. Whether it’s ground-breaking design, new technology or a reputation for creative excellence - it can attract an influx of new business and new people. Add entrepreneurial leadership to the mix and things can really fly.

  • Exhausted business woman working late

    No one wants to leave a job they love because of burnout. Yet sometimes this feels like the only way out, despite the risks to career and finances. However, some people do recover - and do so while staying in their roles. For those that don’t succumb to burnout, how do they manage this and what advice can others take from this experience?

  • Various miniature people standing behind specs

    Is it really possible to solve unconscious bias in organisations? We are often asked this question. We commonly team up with specialists in diversity, equity and inclusion to assist in cultural change programmes designed to do just this. So yes, we believe there are ways to address and manage unconscious bias - both in ourselves and in others.

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