The BBC reports that the results of a recent Microsoft survey are showing a huge disparity between how efficiently workers feel they work from home and managers perception of productivity. The report highlights that ‘While 87% of workers felt they worked as, or more efficiently, from home, 80% of managers disagreed.’
The BBC recently published a report on the post-pandemic trend of working from home on Fridays, quoting only 13% of staff going into the office on Fridays. It got us thinking, what does this mean for staff, and team, bonding and development?
South Wales Police are currently working with us, here at Call of the Wild, on a series of innovative, online and in-person training courses, as it invests in its senior staff and future leaders.
The police force has already put several its most promising future leaders through an extensive training programme with us, with a final follow-up day scheduled, in which they will review how they are putting the training into practice.
The world has changed for many of us. The new working day is now largely based on a more flexible and hybrid approach.
Of course, there are many benefits to returning to the office; collaborative working, face-to-face discussion and shared learning but the days of feeling the need to micromanage have certainly long gone even if Cabinet Minister Jacob Rees-Mogg doesn’t agree.
The past two years of uncertainty and worry during the pandemic have been a challenge for many, with studies showing that the mental health effects of the ongoing lockdowns, isolation and loss will be felt for many years to come.
With homeworking becoming the norm for many employees, there’s a variety of mental health concerns to consider when preparing for 2022.
The last two years has changed everything. From businesses, to leaders, to employees. However, one thing has shifted. Organisations are now focusing on people instead of profit and ”we” instead of ”me”. An organisation is only as good as the people it employs.
The businesses that want to thrive in 2022 will need to respond to the new dynamic and make work, work for everyone.
We are pleased to continue to offer a range of accredited CIAG courses aimed at those working in educational or business settings.
You may already hold the Full Level 6 QCF qualification, however, a certificate in Leadership will support your continual professional development, or a certificate for Career Coaches will allow you to gain a full understanding of Labour Market Intelligence (LMI).
October 10th is the annual observance of World Mental Health Day whereas November 3rd is the annual observance of National Stress Awareness Day.
Millions of people around the UK experience stress which can damage our health and wellbeing. For example, at some point in the last year, 74% of us have felt so stressed that we have felt unable to cope (Mental Health Foundation).
After delivering a leadership development programme for our client in North America with teams from the USA, Mexico and Canada we are now pleased to announce the programme has been extended to China and Thailand.
The transfer of learning must be the highest priority for all those commissioning training within organisations. The amount spent can be significant so a return on that investment in terms of driving impact is essential.
A tsunami of business-critical training must now be delivered in a short space of time
Restrictions on social interaction imposed because of COVID-19 have created a significant backlog of important training within many organisations – much of which is legally required within a certain timescale and thus must now be completed quickly.
That is according to Call of the Wild, a training company in South Wales, which is reporting a flood of inquiries and bookings for training from companies trying to catch-up on necessary training and use budgets before the end of the financial year in March.