Mindful management for our times
The 21st Century world of work is a demanding place. So much is expected of us. We’re expected to be more productive, work at a consistently high standard, in a more cost effective way and to ever tighter deadlines.
A blog about modern working
I’m a freelancer. I work alone, at home, and rarely see or speak to anyone during my working day. The family comes home from work and school at 4pm, and I tend to finish work at that point. But from 7am when they leave the house, it’s just me, a keyboard and my radio.
It’s taken me a while to write this. I kept putting it off, kept finding better things to do. I’m good at procrastinating. Really good. If it was an olympic sport, I’d be Usain Bolt. Well, at least I would if I could ever get round to taking part. I even bought a book about procrastination once, but I still haven’t got round to reading it. Ok, I'll stop...
We live in times of rapid change. Every aspect of our lives is led and influenced by technology and nowhere is that more evident than in our working lives. We used to discuss the future of work in terms of decades ahead, when the pace of technological change means we could be working in very different ways in just a couple of years time.
Managing a remote team is no walk in the park. For the team manager, the distance and the disconnect of the remote set up can be tough to handle. Keeping everyone progressing on a project and moving forward together can be harder to do when you’re not all in the same place. And what if something goes wrong? What if there’s an issue or someone needs support? How do we make sure they can get that help if they’re so dispersed and displaced?