We all know that our people are our most valuable resource. That so many businesses have managed to remain open and even thrive in these times is testament to people’s resilience and willingness to adapt.
But we can’t pretend that this year hasn’t been tough. Like most, our team has had to adjust to new ways of working, deal with new technology and home-school and general uncertainty. And we’ve come to realise that it’s not enough to simply value and support our staff. If we’re serious about respecting boundaries, avoiding burn-out and providing the headspace needed for deep thinking and learning (where we do our best work) – then we actually need to change our approach to how we work. And not just for these challenging times – we’re talking about changing our business model.
If this year has proven anything, it’s that we are capable of change and of rising to new challenges. In that spirit, we’re challenging ourselves to better walk the talk and build a liveable company.
But what does this mean?