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Four Simple Words Forum #1 - Edited - Shared screen with speaker view
Curt Hammond
23:10
Hello
Erin Doherty
23:19
Hi!
John Borthwick
23:20
Hey back
Mike Anderson
23:24
hi
Shakiba Shayani
23:25
Hi!
Kristen Drexler
23:25
hello
Glenna
23:28
Hi!
Mike Anderson
27:36
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Mike Anderson
28:06
you are doing awesome!
John Borthwick
28:43
Woo hoo!
Glenna
31:10
Yes! We got this!
Kristen Drexler
33:59
it’s actually bringing us closer
Bronwynne
34:11
some good changes, but also some frustrations; we miss our physical whiteboard!
ngoss
34:41
I have felt more distant. It is challenging to connect with a larger team
Kristen Drexler
34:55
levelled the playing field , no matter how long you’ve been on staff no one has done this before!
Shakiba Shayani
34:59
The awkward learning curve has brought us closer but it has felt exhausting
Kim
35:10
Distant in the physical space yet connected as humans
Mike Anderson
35:22
Having positive relationships with staff before this has helped me. We have been working through learning together.
Bronwynne
37:36
I do find some people can easily 'withdraw' from the virtual space
John Borthwick
37:57
It's required taking a more significant leadership role.
Mike Anderson
38:07
I have been trying to encourage the team to give themselves permission to make mistakes and share our learning with each other.
Kristen Drexler
47:00
one thing we struggle with is part time staff who want less of the team building because they simply have less time
Bronwynne
47:13
ditto
Bronwynne
01:00:12
Do either of you have insights on employees who are balancing childcare with work?
Bronwynne
01:00:33
or anyone on the call?
ngoss
01:01:20
My camera is off right now because one of my children is standing next to me wanting to do crafts-so yup any thoughts on balancing children in our home workspaces would be great!
Mike Anderson
01:02:30
We have been enjoying seeing each other’s kids. Working in elementary education means that we all like kids. :)
John Borthwick
01:03:11
I wonder if it is about lowering expectations and rolling with interruptions, etc. Maybe what Glenna was talking about... around being clear about that - and maybe what the employee needs - reclaiming that Results Orientated Work Environments.
John Borthwick
01:07:02
I have friends (parents of young children both working at home)… half days work/childcare... and then both working into the evening after the kids are in bed.
Glenna
01:11:41
We also have to remember that team members who don't have kids have responsibilities / stressors as well that require empathy. Something I was reminded by one of my single staff.
Bronwynne
01:11:56
yes, agreed!
Kim
01:12:37
And also older parents. They are top of mind for me as well. Our team as well .
John Borthwick
01:13:46
Great insights everyone! Thanks for the chat. Unfortunately, I have to head to another ZOOM meeting. Leaving time for a biological break - sorry for oversharing! ;)
ngoss
01:17:51
I have to head to another meeting at noon. Thank you everyone! I'll take a lot of these lessons back to my team with the City of Guelph!
Kim
01:19:15
I look through our Strengths Based leadership, my favourite along with Servant Leadership and have been reminded about Simon Sinek 'Start with Why'
Mike Anderson
01:19:29
That is a great book!
Bronwynne
01:19:34
good reminder Kim
Glenna
01:19:37
Love that book!
Shakiba Shayani
01:19:45
Thanks Curt, Mel and Glenna!