Many of us will already be on top of the key points below, but at the same time it is also important to remember the lessons learned from the previous lockdowns and to revisit, check, validate and re-issue documents as appropriate.
What should you do if you have a new team member on probation and they are either on furlough completely, or working from home?
Is it possible to make a decision about whether to pass probation or not in such difficult circumstances?
It’s the New Year and a lot of people decide to make New Years’ resolutions to change something, usually for the better, from the previous year.
But do you really need to make a resolution or could it be as simple as looking to change a habit?
If you are feeling stressed about Christmas, get ready to laugh yourself better.
When we went into that first full on lock down in March the idea of being holed up indoors for weeks on end didn’t exactly sound like a bundle of laughs. Yet a recent survey* revealed that laughter is what got 79% of us Brits through. The survey showed that laughter (23%) ranked higher than exercise (19%) and sex! (13%) for its feel-good factor, with 53% getting their laughter fix via funny videos, 38% by virtual calls with family and friends, 22% by listening to the radio and 16% by reading funny books. Now, if humour can bring a spark of joy to lockdown, then surely, we can all do with a dose of laughter over Christmas?
As coronavirus cases are on the increase again and local lockdowns become more commonplace, localised and a daily moveable feast, the likelihood of a Christmas party seems increasingly very unlikely as we move closer towards the festive season. Whether you love or loath the annual knees up, it’s time to think what you could offer as an alternative to try and maintain some Christmas spirit.
Here are some ideas to consider.
It’s been a difficult year for many reasons for many people and life is far from perfect, but there are lots of reasons for optimism. Setting positive goals for the future gives our lives a sense of direction and purpose. And although we face many challenges there are also lots of reasons to stay hopeful. By consciously choosing our priorities we can overcome issues, make progress and focus on what really matters.
And so the Myth 10.
Interestingly, the different MBTI types do not all occur with the same frequency in the UK general population and can range from about 14% down to 1%.
Emotions are part of life for everyone; regardless of their type, everyone uses Thinking for some decisions and Feeling for others.
We often hear that feelers are inherently more emotional than thinking types and most of the time people will see someone who’s emotional and instantly type them as a “Feeler.” But, don't confuse feeling with emotion. Everyone has emotions about the decisions they make, they just have a different starting point in making those decisions. So please don’t ever call a Thinking type cold. They do have emotions; they just have a different way of showing them!
Here we are at Myth 8 - why do I relate more to some people than others!
Now here's another interesting one...
It shouldn’t be taken as an absolute, but it can help explain some of the frustrations we may have when working with others, particularly if we don’t appreciate why these differences occur.
Have you ever received differing results when you have taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) multiple times? It’s actually quite common.