Action & Laughter Needed
Follow the golden triangle but add action & laughter. Keep a ‘balanced business’ time split between customer care, business development and admin is so ‘last century’. That way, you’ll have a smooth-running business with happy customers and new income streams on the way. Sounds simple enough?!
But what now?
That was pre the pandemic. However much has changed over the past nine months. Business leaders have reorganized supply chains, set up remote operations, and made tough financial decisions. The arrival of an effective COVID-19 vaccine brings hope on to the horizon. But we must remain cautious as there remains a lot of business uncertainty.
There are many ways to lead, but regardless of the type of business or geography, a path needs to be built to emerge stronger from the crisis.
CFOs have a critical task too: for many, as it’s the budgeting season. Financial-planning process for 2021 presents an opportunity to turn hard-earned lessons from the last nine months into an enduring exercise in linking strategy to value.
New to the Landscape
One area however is often overlooked. Unresolved grief and depression —issues that the pandemic has dragged into the spotlight. This is a fourth element that needs particular attention and has escalated due to the collapse of the busy office environment. No snippets of chat around the photocopying machine or chats over a cup of coffee. Often instead people are sitting solitarily in one room from 9-5 with occasional comfort and coffee breaks.
Poor mental health costs UK employers between £33 billion – £42 billion per year
As mental health issues escalate it is therefore vital to ‘listen’ and ‘engage’ with your employees. Skype is a really useful tool for keeping in touch. ‘Connecting’ with your staff is essential and with increased numbers of employees working from home often is a lifeline to an otherwise solitary existence.
The link between laughter and mental health
You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing! It reduces stress and increases energy, enabling you to stay focused and accomplish more. Laughter enhances your intake of oxygen-rich air, stimulates your heart, lungs and muscles, and increases the endorphins that are released by your brain. It really is ‘good for you’!
The suggested motto for going forward in 2021 – Live, Laugh, Love!
Encourage health at home
Above all, it is vital and understood that ‘exercise maketh the man’. Yoga, pilates, bike riding, walking or follow the work-out routines put provided by the NHS Fitness Studio. Or simply pop on the radio and do some dancing to your favourite tune!
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