The world of work has changed. Working from home, once discussed as a possibility, is now practiced as reality everyday.
In a rapid response to a global crisis, organisations have adapted overnight, implementing makeshift working practices to keep things afloat and weather the storm. Some have succeeded more than others, and now the results are in: we've proved that work can be as, if not more productive when employees are given autonomy to design their workday from home.
So, what do we need to do to ensure that we not only survive but thrive in the new world of work? How can we use this time to redefine how we work, increase productivity while improving well-being, work efficiently to live lives that matter, and grow?
Distributed Teams explores the mindset required to build psychologically safe communities that will challenge the way they work and design new ways of collaborating effectively. We look at best practices for meetings; when virtual meetings are needed and when they could be replaced with other forms of communicating. Learning how to communicate with quality rather than quantity by utilising the latest technology we have available to us. We will also be looking at useful ways to ensure we balance well-being with productivity, driving our careers whilst honouring our home lives, encouraging social contact regardless of physical distance, designing work weeks to include onsite work when the situation allows and finding purpose in new ways of working.
The world is changing at a rapid pace and the old "rules" that we so often work by may no longer be helpful. With advances in technology and travel, our audiences have never been bigger and our reach has never had so much potential. How do we help our people adapt to these changes and how do we develop to cater for new cultures and audiences? How do we ensure our people work effectively together and feel safe and valued in their working environment?
We love a challenge here at New Wave Learning, especially one that develops our approach. So we were over the moon when Sarah Dena from law firm Royds Withy King agreed to partner with us on our MoveMe programme.
Royds Withy King