Well, things have certainly changed since our last Performance Clinic. As large parts of the world hunker down to protect themselves from the pandemic, we’re adapting to new ways of working and interacting.
So we thought carefully about what we could share to help with the new world of work. And we’ve developed a brand new check-in template designed specifically for teams working remotely.
At Clear Review, we’ve found that clear goals and regular check-ins have been a huge help in keeping us focused and productive. Goals — clearly written and aligned to our organizational objectives — are keeping us on track and helping us prioritise. And remote check-ins are a regular chance to discuss progress against goals, and to make sure that we all have everything we need to bring our best selves to work… wherever we’re working.
Our new check-in template takes a clear, level-headed look at the challenges and topics for discussion created by this new way of working. As well as helping manage remote workers and employees cope with new and changing objectives, it gives everyone an opportunity to talk about their concerns, uncertainties, and even the opportunities they might be able to take advantage of. It touches on health and wellness, priorities and workload and relationships and communication with colleagues and team members. As always, we’ve aimed to keep things future-focused, practical and measurable.
This is a difficult time for everyone. The last Edelman Trust Barometer revealed that governments are as mistrusted right now as they’ve ever been in living memory. It identified two key factors which people use to gauge their trust of institutions: competence and ethical behaviour. The way we respond to this crisis needs to show both. Clear communication, clear guidance on what’s expected of people and clear goal-setting and prioritisation will all reassure your people that you take their welfare and livelihoods seriously.
We hope you all stay well, and take good care of your colleagues and families.