Whether your business is full steam ahead or you’re still grappling with local lockdowns, achieving results with people in your team is more important than ever. But that doesn’t mean it comes easily.
Spring Survey Results: the biggest challenges facing businesses right now. With practical tips on how to overcome them.
We’ve been trying to make sense of things (in much the way you have), so we sent a mini-survey to a group of our clients and contacts to get a pulse check on how they’re feeling right now and what challenges they think might be coming over the horizon.
One of the reasons some of my relationships have gone awry and friendships have fizzled is because I wasn’t good at taking feedback or criticism. I BIG TIME didn’t know I had a choice over how I reacted.
As part of the work I do, I get a lot of opportunities to check in with business leaders. This allows me to take a ‘pulse’ on the issues of the day that are impacting them. Often becoming aware of patterns in the types of challenges we’re all facing.
We’ve heard a lot since the pandemic started about the word recognition, it appears to be somewhat of a buzzword now, like ‘unprecedented’ or ‘pivot’. But I’m much more interested in how it’s manifesting itself on the ground so to speak – in ‘the doing’ part, not ‘the knowing’..
The UK has now been in lockdown for six weeks. That’s six weeks of only leaving the house for up to an hour a day, six weeks of supermarket fights for toilet rolls and flour, 42 days of journalists asking questions to cabinet ministers, and over 1,000 hours spent in close proximity to our nearest and dearest.
As we continue coping with the COVID crisis and all it entails, on both a personal level and a business one, it may sometimes feel that this thing is too vast to get one’s head around.
It’s not uncommon these days for leaders to realise they need to be working ‘on’ the business more – which means less rolling up your sleeves and getting lost in the operational noise and more bigger picture thinking.