How do organisations keep their people engaged and motivated when they are working from home and social distancing? How do we keep the essential human connection and culture if everyone is dispersed? When emails and awkward online meetings won’t quite cut it, how are we all going to look out for each other and make sure we are all still working as a team?
The solution lies in a carefully designed mentoring programmes that becomes the web to connect people, in a way that still feels human. Good mentoring is more than just a natter over coffee, it is about employees looking out for each other, holding each other accountable, setting and achieving goals together and staying connected.
Imagine a workforce where, without having to invest in expensive coaches and motivators;
Mentors who are trained to feel confident and competent to follow an efficient system are able to provide the human connection and accountability that will be needed now and in the future, as agile working expands or is forced upon us.
Coronavirus is expected to be disrupting us for many more months to come, whilst no one can predict the full impact, what we can do is prepare. We can empower the most valuable assets that can already be found in every business; its people. Creating a web of effective mentoring we will be building in the robust resilience for this and future challenges.
What do to next?
This is just the beginning
Coronavirus, as frustrating as it may be from a business perspective, it is giving us a stark glimpse into the future of agile working. With the digital transformations of our workplaces most of us have been experiencing the beginnings of a new working culture. One that sees our human capital displaced and agile working from remote locations becoming more common.
Up until now that displacement has been driven by organisational choice, or in response opportunities created through an increasingly flexible working environment. However, Coronavirus may turn agile working from an optional arrangement into an essential one. For a time, it may even become the norm. Now is the time to act to safeguard your organisation for the future.
Want to learn more?
Goal 17’s deliver award winning mentoring solutions. Our programme design and online training will quickly and effectively equip your people to start mentoring immediately. We are already working with clients wanting to engage urgent programmes to support agile working. We are offering a limited number of free consultations to discuss mentoring options in light of the Coronavirus isolation. Contact us immediately if you want one of these limited places. Email us at email@example.com