Now is the time to take control.

08 Apr 20

We are all rapidly adjusting to the World’s biggest experience in homeworking; to different methods of communication; to the curve ball of changed circumstances. It is therefore more important than ever to have the skillset to adjust quickly; to pivot; to regroup emotionally and be resilient in our outlook. With this comes new opportunities and new ways of working – many positives which are likely to continue after the current crisis is resolved.

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Never has there been a better or more important time to take control and upskill in managing our own wellbeing; both individually, and as an organisation.

Every single one of us is affected by the current crisis. Here at Iceni, we believe it is crucial to focus on the matters within our control. With this in mind, we have invited as guest contributors coaches James Pereira QC and Zita Wa – Tulyahikayo FRSA to join us on our vlog this week to give us their thoughts on what we can individually do to help manage in these unprecedented set of circumstances.

You may know James as an eminent planning barrister with FTB Chambers; as well as this role, James and Zita co-founded the Libra Partnership (www.thelibrapartnership.com) providing advice on a range of topics for professionals regarding issues that we all commonly face within the workplace. We look forward to discussing their thoughts on how we can look after our wellbeing.

As well as our vlog, at Iceni we have put together a good practice guidelines checklist for our staff for increasing our resilience, with the aim of thinking about what their individual stress management toolkits may want to include. Thinking about this area of our life in practical terms and acknowledging that we can equip ourselves with more skills and resources can really help. It is key to keep things manageable and to think of it as more of a marathon, rather than a sprint.

We are all rapidly adjusting to the world’s biggest experience in homeworking; to different methods of communication; and to the curve ball of changed circumstances. It is therefore more important than ever to have the skillset to adjust quickly; to pivot; to regroup emotionally and be resilient in our outlook. With this comes new opportunities and new ways of working – many positives which are likely to continue after the current crisis is resolved.

We hope this can serve as a timely reminder that looking after our own wellbeing is really important individually, as an organisation and as a wider business community.

Iceni has a remote working plan in place and we are on hand to provide any advice or support you may have in these fast-changing times. Our vlog with Zita and James will be available online from tomorrow. To see our past vlogs, please follow us on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/iceniprojects.

Gill Eaton Associate,Planning

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