• Managing Mental Well-Being

    Therapeutic Support: Proactively taking care of mental well-being

     

    Currently many people are experiencing difficulties in maintaining their normal levels of engagement and productivity as they balance home working and the dilemmas associated with returning to the office environment.

     

    In our coaching practice we have noted that for some individuals an additional focus on maintaining mental well-being has helped to navigate these issues.

     

    For some it is about dealing with anxiety; for others it is time management, prioritisation and stress. Some leaders struggle to get the balance of their communication to their teams just right, and for individuals a feeling of isolation or being alone in dealing with their day to day activities causes most concern.

     

    Mental well-being should be a priority on all company’s agendas right now and employees need to be assured that there is support available even in the remote environment. To help provide this support, we now offer specific Therapeutic Support to help teams discuss any issues and find productive solutions going forward. With an emphasis on mental well-being, our therapist-trained coaches offer two 40 minute sessions per month, for either a three month period or for six months. This provides a good amount of contact time to discuss the issues and to work towards implementing solutions that have proven to help.

     

    We have tried to keep the contracting very simple to implement, using a subscription style plan. For each employee who uses the service there is a straightforward cost for a 3 month engagement for £510, or a 6 month option for £980. The employee can use 2 sessions per month, each lasting 40-45 minutes, arranged at a time that suits their schedule. All discussions are confidential between the therapist coach and the individual.

     

    If your staff could benefit from proactively managing their mental well-being then please contact Joan Box to arrange a short introductory discussion and to organise a schedule.

     

    joan@insideconsulting.co.uk

    or contact Alan Box on +44 (0) 7887643901 for more information

    8th September 2020 Uncategorised
  • Managing Remotely During 2020

    At the start of lockdown as teams moved indoors to work remotely, many leaders were hopeful that it was a temporary solution and a return to office work would be on the near horizon. However, as the pandemic continues, it is becoming clear that a return to traditional office work is still some time away for many companies. It is clear that the working environment has changed and now is the time for leaders to adapt their management styles to suit the remote working model.

     

    During my on-line coaching sessions I have worked with managers who have adjusted really well to the unprecedented changes. They balance being available and accessible with giving space and time for their people to perform in ways that work for them. Many have successfully delegated responsibilities that have encouraged team members to thrive and develop during this difficult period.

     

    Others, of course, haven’t managed that transition so successfully. Some have fallen into the common pitfalls of micro-managing and inevitably stifling their staff. Others have abdicated their leadership responsibilities leaving team members to struggle alone.

     

    Most managers have tried in their own way to match their style, approach and behaviour to what they believe their staff need and want. However, few truly know how well that is working. At a time of uncertainty for many companies, it is more important now than ever that leaders communicate effectively with their teams so that they are motivated and engaged in their new environments.

     

    At Inside Consulting, we have been using our Remote Leader 180 tool to help each individual leader pinpoint and evaluate where their approach is working well and where change is needed. We then help them to focus on making changes so that they can lead their remote team successfully.

     

    If you are wondering about your own leadership approach or that of your managers call or email to arrange a short conversation about how we can help.

    28th August 2020 Uncategorised