Every call I have had this week, the topic of well being has been mentioned.
One client is doing a Well Being fortnight, another has Wellness Wednesdays where no online meetings are supposed to happen…but they still do!
Pre Covid, he would spend 3 hours commuting in his car daily! He used to get up at 5:45am, he and his wife both worked outside the house, they have 3 kids under 10. When he got home each evening it was after 7pm, he was drained and it was soon bed time for the kids. Weekends were catch up times while he tried to refresh for another week’s slog.
Communication is, of course, essential in any working relationship, when you work from home, communicating—and over-communicating—becomes essential. Everyone needs social interaction. Zoom/Skype, email and mobile. Meetings on ZOOM should be recorded – this is particularly important when team members/workshop participants cannot make meeting/workshop but can view recording post event.
Future of Work Top Challenges Revealed
A global survey of HR Directors and Talent Managers conducted by Irish firm Harmonics and OI Global Partners (one of the world’s largest career consulting partnerships)
Last week my Dad passed away. We were lucky as a family to be by his bedside when he passed, and it was a peaceful ending for him. We cared for him in his later years and we have no regrets. I am back to work this week and reflecting on his legacy, three things spring to mind immediately.
Growth is cyclical; we have seen this in the economy with boom times and recessions. The mistake many people make is to become over confident in the boom times and believe they are invincible. What they need to do is disrupt themselves and reinvest in their skills to stay in growth.
New Online Tool to Prepare Global Workforce for Future of Work
Harmonics Group, an indigenous Irish firm and lead member of OI Global Partners (one of the world’s largest career consulting partnerships),
Career ceilings happen; there are only so many seats at the top table. But, if you feel you have hit a career ceiling where you work, it’s important to firstly ask yourself, could I have done any more here? I would caution before you assume and blame others or the organisation. Start with holding the mirror up and go from there, but change starts from within.
Interview with Justine Negri on 4 Aces Masterclass
Last February, John Fitzgerald wrote a blog called “4 Aces Hold the Key for the Future of Work” which looked at the new rules to succeed in the New World of Work.
What I Learned from Seeing Kinky Boots!
I confess that I had my eyes opened wide recently when I saw a group of transgender men thrust themselves towards us provocatively wearing Knee High Kinky Boots.
Ten Reasons Why People Fear a Start-up & How to Overcome Them
It’s that time of year when unrealised ambitions come to the fore in people’s minds. It reminds me of that great Queen song “I want to break free!”
Commonly cited stats estimate that about 60% of newly promoted managers fail within the first year (Ashkenas, 2015), pointing to a critical miscalculation in the decision process for selecting who is ready for “next level” management.
Action Plan for Skills Needs to be on the Election Agenda
The amount of jobs created, lack of quality jobs or the promise of new jobs in the next five years appears to be a constant theme across the election debate.
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