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Archive for the ‘mental health’ Category

Instant Messaging – Ultimate Control or Wellbeing Minefield ?

Posted by Doug Osborne

Instant messaging as a primary way of communicating is rapidly becoming the go-to way of keeping on top of business comms.

Here are some interesting figures:

43% of US companies – across all sectors – are using instant messaging as a primary means of comms, in some sectors like tech this figure rises to nearly 80%.

Hence in niche tech enclaves like the film media in Soho, London you won’t find desks with phones anymore. A leading creative from an established agency said,

We don’t need them…we can stay completely up to the moment on any project with a well organized Slack feed

So is email and actually speaking to people becoming something of a generational relic?

 

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Suspect a Team Member is struggling with managing pressure?

Posted by Doug Osborne

As a team leader or line manager how do you notice when one of the team is beginning to show signs that they are struggling with managing pressure? Here are some signs to look out for:

  • A drop in productivity
  • A change in the quality of their work
  • A change in their attitude
  • A sense of withdrawal
  • They become less communicative

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