The recent virus outbreak has disrupted business, closed-off communities and many families are scrambling to cope. Fear and frustration casts a pall over the cities and citizens scan newsfeeds trying to discern news from rumour. And through all of this, the largest social experiment on the planet is taking place right now … working from home. In this issue:
– The Virus and working from home – Virtual Solutions for doing business – Outdoor Alternatives -Official Partner of EcoMatcher – Lumina Sparks – Updated Website
Our business was a blend of face-to-face and virtual solutions, and we quickly redeveloped these solutions to meet the crises. We chose to take action rather than sitting back and riding it out.
So yes, in this email we will outline a selection of our solutions, but I also wanted to share
10 things we learned by working from home:
1. Teenagers go stir-crazy faster than adults
2. Cats are happier with constant attention
3. Cats become more vocal during conference calls
4. We have more family meals together and we talk more
5. We are surprisingly productive during short bursts, and family interaction forces us to take breaks
6. The great outdoors really are great (especially this time of year in HK)
7. The kindness of strangers is a powerful connector
8. Bursts of innovation can light up the darkness
9. It’s ok to ask for help … you’ll also learn what friendship really means
10. We created a bunch of virtual solutions with our clients and friends faster than we thought possible
Your business doesn’t need to grind to a halt during these times and with the right mix of ingenuity and gumption, you can keep your teams connected, strong and productive.
Successful meetings are well designed and facilitated, deliver great outcomes, and empower participants to move forward with clarity, tools and ideas to make meaningful change.
Graphic facilitation is the process of identifying, expressing, and moving ideas and conversations forward using visual tools, models, and methods. In a business world of growing complexity and challenges for our attention, there is an urgent need for clarity in our communication, identifying and expressing a clear and compelling vision as a leader, and having a broader range of tools for team engagement as a facilitator.