We recently watched this Ted Talk by Jason Fried.
He suggests that people need long stretches of uninterrupted time to get things done and that Managers and Meetings are the two things that really prevent people from getting their work done.
If you’ve got a 15 minute break between your meetings (ha!) and want a new theory on why you feel like your work keeps piling up- this is the Ted Talk for you!
Enjoy- and let us know your thoughts on Jason’s theory!
On the last day of July, we can all feel it. The summer we were longing for is feeling like it has slowly begun to slip away and soon enough it will be September again.
Most of us probably did not get to sit in a hammock above a beach and just relax for a few days.
So, how do you engage with your team as they are beginning to feel the “end of summer blues” too?
One tip is to give them something to look forward to for the rest of the year! What does this actually look like?
We’d suggest taking 30 minutes over the next week or two to meet with each team member.
Begin by asking engaging questions about them.
How are they doing? What are they enjoying about their job? Why? What would they like to do more of? What are they passionate about?
As they are talking, really listen to what they are saying and seek to understand more of who they are and where they are coming from.
At the end of your time together, decide on one thing that they can do as a result of this conversation.
This won’t necessarily take away the blues of another summer that has slipped away but it probably will give each team member something to look forward to in the weeks to come!