It’s been a really frantic few weeks as the Country has gone into managing this Pandemic Crisis. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy.
At Inspired People Solutions we’ve set up a Portal for you to go to with resources to help you manage this time. With HR being at the frontline, we see the best and unfortunately the not so great sides of human behaviour. We understand this time is stressful, so we wanted to help you out.
The Inspired People Portal is free and a resource for you. We’ve set up templates and answered your FAQs about CVOID-19 and how to prepare your Managers and Business for appropriate responses.
Here’s some links you’ll need to get you through this time:
You’ll need to be mindful of a few things for your Team if they are set up to work remotely. Connectedness. Some people have not worked from home previously, schedule morning and afternoon stand-ups or meetings with them, set the Agenda, expectations, and then please remember to do your virtual check-ins. I call them the virtual cup of tea. When you get up to make yourself a tea or coffee or have a stretch, call a Team Member. See what they are up to, how they are going, how’s the pace of work going, what they have been doing in their down-time, PodCasts, TV series etc. Engage engage engage. There’s no communal kitchen anymore, it’s your phone or your online chat program. Please remember to touch base as people’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. We will touch more on this next week.
Then there are those of your Team who have kids and pets at home. This will be critically important in terms of productivity. This is where you get down to carving out hours of availability. Work with your Team as it’s hard to get work done with kids around. Working with Pets at home is a lot more delightful and manageable than kids. If you have Dogs, it’s great that they are feet warmers under your desk while you work but it’s also great to get up from your desk every hours or so, stretch, throw the ball for them and uncrinkle yourself! Cats, well I guess you get up and give them a lovely cuddle and stretch and enjoy the look of disdain on offer 🙂
So, this is where you can be flexible, agile and also, think about how you carve out your work.
Seriously, this is important. We have a Manager’s ToolKit about job-sharing and managing employees who work part-time and remotely. Depending upon how long this Pandemic and the self-distancing recommendations are in place, we can help you manage flexible working arrangements, changes to people’s roles and equip your Managers and Teams to be more versatile, creative, keep productivity and team continuity during a time of uncertainty. If done right, this will bring about great collaboration, consultation and bring your team closer. Call Helen Butler in our Team who specializes in this area of managing variations and we will provide you with the Tools and strategy for this to be implemented.
Please use the resources we have set up for you. We’ve created them for you! Click on the links below for a whole lot of information to assist you in the CVOID-19 Pandemic – not only business but also managing home. We have a FaceBook Page set up to help you with business, home, lifestyle and managing kids at home. It’s fun, it’s great to ask questions, recommend things for kids & adults whilst we’re in a bit of self-distancing. Join us, we’re here to help you and would encourage you to reach out!
We will also have a PodCast series up and running next week to help you out with all the latest issues and how we can help you get through this time.
We’ve always been here to help. We will continue to help you, we value you in our Community and are very happy to work with you to get through this Pandemic. Take care, enjoy your weekend and we will catch up with you soon.
HR & Business Strategists: www.inspiredpeople.com.au
CVOID-19 Specific Resources: https://inspiredpeople.com.au/pandemic-partners/
FaceBook Community Page: FaceBook Group
Be safe, and if you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
The Team @ Inspired People