During the Covid19 Lockdown businesses have all had to change and adapt to accommodate social distancing. It has been a stressful and distressing time. People have been under enormous pressure, and things which we previously took for granted suddenly had to stop completely. As the lockdown eased many of the businesses we work with are starting to look at how to return to a new normal. This is a great time to reflect, and before you revert back to exactly how you used to work, there are some things which many business leaders may have done BETTER during lockdown.
This short blog series aims to get you thinking about what social distancing adaptations you might want to keep for the longer term. Some of these may be things which you were great at before, but some might be changes that you’ve noticed, and which you want to take action to preserve.
2. Getting it done.
In lots of work places meetings are a unit of time. Whether your custom is to schedule meetings for an hour, 90 mins, or a day you may find that most of your meetings last around that long. Whilst we all know we can end a meeting before its allotted time, many of us don’t, for a variety of reasons people seem to find this easier for remote meetings, and make much more efficient use of time. Furthermore, people tend to schedule remote meetings for less time, which has the potential to amplify the productivity gain.
Is it time to set a new expectation about how long a meeting needs to be?
When change is forced upon us, it can be hard to separate the positive from the negative and the necessary. It can be useful to take a moment and work out whether you have made changes which were necessary, but which should now be kept even when the initial impetus has gone.
What lockdown behaviours are you going to keep?
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