What have you done, or have planned, around renewal recently? We know that for professionals, leaders and teams to keep moving they need periods of rest.
Looking to Teams365 #1611 and renewal as it relates to working in time of complexity:
“This month we’ve been looking at teamwork and complexity and what happens during times of stress, ongoing change and complexity. The toll on time in this context is multi-fold. Things can feel more stressful, which impacts our ability to focus and get things done, and at the same time, our older systems for time management may no longer work.
Today’s post gets you as a team to consider what is going to help you FOCUS, as well as RENEW. Yesterday’s Teams365 post – Teams365 #1610 – explored different tools for prioritization. Today’s post gets you to think about the systems and processes that help you keep moving. This might include things like:
- Creating focused sprint times which are dedicated to focusing on one task only. In “Sprint” fashion, time windows may be used to pick up the pace for intensive bursts. I’ve been experimenting with this in my work with program designers and leaders in the last couple of years and it’s had a really positive impact for participants in terms of generating immediate impact, content and also moving through some of the typical roadblocks which can be experienced.
- Setting times of the day for meetings, communication and response. While this may not be feasible for all teams, email and correspondence can leak everywhere. When do you as a team want to dedicate time to meet and communicate with your team members, leaving you periods to also get the work done?
- Consider what renewal looks like and means for each team member. Even high performing teams need break and rest cycles for renewal. When are you building these into your work. How are you focusing on giving some periods throughout the year where team members aren’t running at full speed but have pauses of slower pace and/or creative inspiration. For some team members renewal may mean working a condensed work week, and for others, it may mean working remote several times a month.
What can you do as a team to support focus and renewal during times of complexity?”
If you haven’t got some white space in your calendar this month for some down time, what do you want to do to create some?
Enjoy your weekend,