An update from us – September 2020

23 September 2020

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Here’s a quick update from us about Steps life in the ‘new normal’…

We continue to work closely with clients to design and deliver development and change programmes aligned to our Steps to Change and adapted to fit the virtual and hybrid world.  We’ve been working on new and creative approaches to delivering remotely and feedback for our virtual programmes continues to be positive.  Despite the challenging backdrop, it’s been a time of innovation and experimentation for us – and it’s been exciting to try new things and respond to client needs in new and refreshing ways.  Our open events have been well attended, giving clients and new contacts the chance to experience our drama-based approach in the virtual world.

There have also been some changes afoot within our team:

  • Robbie has just ended his tenure as a member of Steps’ Management Board. Though we’ll miss him terribly, his voice will still be keenly heard as a major shareholder and, well, because he’s Robbie and we’d have it no other way!
  • Naomi, one of our Project Managers, moved on to pastures new in July – and though she’ll be missed she’s found an exciting new role, so we wish her well.
  • Elizabeth took the decision to retire this August. After 12 glorious years as a Steps Client Services Associate, known and loved by colleagues, associates and clients alike, we’re very sorry to see her go.

For the rest of us, life at Steps is starting to feel a little more familiar again.  Some of the team have now returned from furlough and are operating flexibly from home so we can meet demand whilst looking out for everyone’s wellbeing.  It’s been lovely to be back working together and it’s also been great to engage with associates again on new programmes too. We’re keeping in touch with those colleagues who are still furloughed and look forward to getting back together as a full team as soon as we can.  Everyone’s responsiveness to these unforeseen times has been amazing and we’re ever thankful to be the team we are as we continue to navigate this extraordinary year.

So, that’s it from us for now.  If you’re navigating change within your own organisation at the moment and need a hand, we’d love to help. If you’d like to to know more, do contact us, sign up to our newsletter,  or register for one of our free virtual workshops – we’d love to hear from you!