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.
6. Letting slides slide
People who have worked with us will know that we are not fans of slides. We don’t use them in training, public speaking or meetings for a whole range of reasons. Whilst most of the online meeting platforms allow screen sharing, we’ve noticed that an increasing number of businesses are reducing their reliance on slides to convey information, and focussing more on discussion, action-focussed conversation and developing shared understanding.
Are you too reliant on slides as a “comfort blanket”?
Are you being thoughtful about when slides are the best possible option?
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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