10 Things Your Probably Did Better During Social Distancing: 9 – Use face time differently

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.


9. Use face time differently

For businesses who are returning to face to face working slowly, or in a managed way, now is a great time to think about which things are really best done face to face. Your time in lockdown may have challenged this. I certainly know of some boards who would never have considered doing quarterly boards remotely but who have now decided that quarterly reporting is exactly the type of activity they want to keep remote, allowing them to focus their face time on much looser discussion and hypothesis development.

Have you challenged your own assumptions about what you want to do face to face?


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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