During the last 4 months I have worn a number of different hats, one of them being a teacher to a 9 year old and a 5 year old. I will be glad to finally hang up this hat, hopefully to never use it again.
As I reflect on the last 4 months I realise the following:
- I have less patience for my own children, but do have plenty for others. I am sure I am not alone on this one!
- I reminded myself how creative I can be by taking the learning needs of my children into account and build this into a more effective session.
- Empowering them with their learning increased their engagement.
How will I use this in my business? This has prompted me to update my performance management workshop and push the notion of “supportive interventions” as part of discussions. Basically what it says on the tin, to engage and develop our teams, we need to provide supportive interventions to help them perform. You do this by listening, understanding and putting in supportive measures and taking time to get them up to speed and meet their career aspirations. It feels that we do not do as much of this as we should, and with more and more teams working remotely, this certainly needs to change.
What lessons has lockdown taught you and how will you use it/have you used it in your business?