So, after almost 2 months of lockdown we edge into the next phase of the ‘recovery’ from COVID-19 – the stage that some world leaders have described as the most critical in the process of a return to health.
Here in the UK we’ve been told we’re past the peak but remain cautious, and the analogy was a good one – ‘it’s coming down the mountain that is often more dangerous’.
So, for now, we won’t be re-opening our offices. All team members are able to work from home and that will be our continued guidance. If anyone needs to go to the office, we’ll make sure they’re able to maintain social distance and go about their work safely. Many of our colleagues remain on furlough, but we’re checking in regularly with each individual, and our global associates have kept in touch on weekly virtual gatherings. Our hope is that we can get our team back on board fully soon – but of course, we must be cautious as we plan our own route ‘down the mountain’ – and welfare comes first.
In terms of virtual experiences, we’re continuing many of the fantastic programmes we had started delivering live before the virus – now adapting them for virtual delivery.
We’re also developing programmes to support the ‘new normal’. We’ve had to think on our feet, but from crisis comes opportunity and the innovation and creative spirit we’re seeing from our team and our clients has been so energising for all of us.
Many of the programmes we’ve developed recently have been kickstarted by ideas shared through our events programme, our virtual client discussions, and through reactions to content we’ve shared. If you’d like to receive our newsletter which includes information on virtual events as well as some resources and articles, we’ve found useful, – please sign up here.
And if you want to talk, we’re here – and we’d love to, wherever you are in the world.
These are turbulent times for all, and perhaps never more so for those responsible for people in organisations. We want to help – so if we can talk through the challenge and offer thoughts and ideas to help you navigate the next bit of this unexpected journey, please get in touch.