Managing others

The only 2 steps you need to help your team members work from home (tip: it’s all about creating a new routine)

Wondering how to help your employees work from home? With the current global focus on social distancing, many firms are continuing remote working to prioritise the safety of their employees. As the UK government has strongly recommended that office-based workers work from home for the foreseeable future (if possible), this means that helping your team …

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7 ways to make sure your remote employees are actually working

The transition out of lockdown looks like it’s going to be a painfully long and slow process. What this means for professionals, especially if they are going to get through this difficult period, is that they quickly need to learn how to manage their team while they continue working from home. As the biggest challenges …

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The Lawyer, Accountant, and Consultant’s guide: How to create a new daily structure when working from home for the first time

With the current UK government guidance being that office-based workers should carry on working from home for the foreseeable future, now is the time to really make good your daily structure when working from home. When we speak to our clients at the moment we are finding: the adrenaline-fuelled buzz at the start of lockdown …

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3 ways to look after your staff’s wellbeing during COVID-19

As most working professionals spend a third of their time at work, it’s been a massive adjustment for the masses to start working from home. It’s hard enough just working from home without the added stress of looking after children and the constant financial and health worries stewing in the background, so it’s no wonder …

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18 tried and tested tips on how to run effective online meetings whilst working from home

For a long time, physical meetings were considered far more productive and collaborative than online meetings. As technology continues to progress over time, however, this thinking has slowly been changing especially as more and more companies are starting to embrace remote working. Fast forward to today and we have a truly unique situation on our …

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Your ultimate guide to leading your team during COVID-19 (even if you are all working virtually for the first time)

In the last 3 years, I have grown a virtual team of people and worked from my home office. I never thought that my expertise in leading a virtual team would be so in demand right now as Europe and the US goes into lockdown due to the COVID-19. Therefore, in this article I have …

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7 tips to build a team you can rely on and trust

Imagine this scenario – you have just won a juicy piece of work that will help accelerate you along the partnership track. Great news! What’s not so great, however, is that you don’t have a team of people who you can reliably delegate down to and trust that they will deliver to the required standard …

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5 radical but much needed changes to the current performance review process

The world of performance management is changing. The latest thinking suggests that we shouldn’t have one (or 2) big performance reviews with our team every year, but an on-going conversation about performance all throughout the year. This is a change I completely agree with. The amount of time taken up with meaningless appraisals which go …

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How to identify when you need to work ‘smarter’ and when this isn’t going to help you get more productive

I was having a conversation recently with a client who had been newly promoted to director in his Big 4 firm. The conversation inspired this article as we were looking at how he utilised his time. He thought he needed to work smarter in order to work harder. However, it wasn’t simply a case of …

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