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you are doing awesome!
Yes! We got this!
it’s actually bringing us closer
some good changes, but also some frustrations; we miss our physical whiteboard!
I have felt more distant. It is challenging to connect with a larger team
levelled the playing field , no matter how long you’ve been on staff no one has done this before!
The awkward learning curve has brought us closer but it has felt exhausting
Distant in the physical space yet connected as humans
Having positive relationships with staff before this has helped me. We have been working through learning together.
I do find some people can easily 'withdraw' from the virtual space
It's required taking a more significant leadership role.
I have been trying to encourage the team to give themselves permission to make mistakes and share our learning with each other.
one thing we struggle with is part time staff who want less of the team building because they simply have less time
Do either of you have insights on employees who are balancing childcare with work?
or anyone on the call?
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!
We have been enjoying seeing each other’s kids. Working in elementary education means that we all like kids. :)
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.
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.
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.
And also older parents. They are top of mind for me as well. Our team as well .
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! ;)
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!
I look through our Strengths Based leadership, my favourite along with Servant Leadership and have been reminded about Simon Sinek 'Start with Why'
That is a great book!
good reminder Kim
Love that book!
Thanks Curt, Mel and Glenna!