On the podcast this week I’m joined by Andrew Digwood who is a Partner at Rollits in York and also Chair of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.
We talk about all things embracing changes in business and wellbeing during the Covid-19 situation.
We talk about
- Why we need to get off the hamster wheel.
- The heartening story of how one business has survived the crisis and been able to develop an idea that was previously on the back burner
- We need to be willing to explore and implement ideas
- As business leaders we need to think about adapting the wellbeing plans.
It’s a longer than usual episode but stay with it, and listen out for the powerful tool that can unlock conversations.
Some quotes from the show are:
We’ve had to accelerate some of the ways we do business and work with clients.
Being forced to shut down, having time to think has enabled us to plan and get another side of the business off the ground.
The businesses that will come out of this best are the ones being lead by people who are willing to embrace the changes necessary to adapt
Getting your most engaged employees to think like business owners, so that leaders listen to the staff about how to adapt and drive business forward.
I do wonder how many businesses employee wellbeing strategies have survived the test of these circumstances.
We talk about how do we manage to stay connected in these times.
It’s easy to get lost in your own echo chamber of challenges, we all have our own difficulties
Finding people with similar experiences and realising they are not on their own
Why we want to ensure that some sort of workplace continues to exist, so that we continue with collaboration and sharing ideas.
Some degree of working from home can be the perfect counterbalance to busy office environments and be helpful for Mental Health.
You can get in touch with Andrew using the following links:
Finally, I want to let you know that recently I’ve been working with a number of organisations to successfully deliver virtual trainings on
– Work Life Balance
– Stress Management
– Increasing Resilience
– Working at Home with Children
– Working with Effective Boundaries
– Leading and Communicating in Challenging Times
so contact me to discuss the needs of your organisation now or book direct into my diary for a complementary discussion with this link https://emmalangton.com/contact/