Is Busy the New Stupid? Ensure your People are Productive and Not Just Busy!
This month’s Worcestershire Leaders Forum was held at Stanbrook Abbey, Callow End, Worcester, WR2 4TY – what a venue!! Superb location with a huge amount of history and outstanding facilities https://www.handpickedhotels.co.uk/stanbrookabbey. If you haven’t been – you really should! Looking forward to our next event there on 7th November with our Business Showcase and lunch.
We were delighted to welcome Elaine Warwicker from Canny Conversation to share with us her findings and question ……. Is Busy the New Stupid? How often do you hear people, your team say “busy”! when you ask how they are? How often do you say it yourself?
It is often intended positively – as a badge of honour (how important or indispensable I am), a badge of courage (how strong I am) or a status symbol (I matter – I have characteristics/skills that are in high demand). But it is increasingly seen negatively – as being afraid of missing out (saying yes to things we shouldn’t), as an excuse (saying no to things we should) or being out of control of our own destiny.
Busy people are great people to have in your team – they have the right work ethic, they will often say yes to taking more on, and are anything but lazy. But, are they working on the right things? Are they heading in the right direction? Are they team-players? So, let’s help our busy people be our most productive people too.
This interactive forum encouraged you to flip business on its head – and develop a team of productive people, not just busy people. If you empower your people to make the right choices at work, prioritise the important things and challenge yourself to do the same. Elaine provided useful insights, valuable top tips and take a ways from this session. Everyone that attended got real value for themselves and their business – thank you Elaine.
The slides from the session can be found on the Asset Bank https://www.circle2success.com/asset/ and photos, to include the outstanding Stanbrook Abbey Hotel on the photo gallery https://www.circle2success.com/photo-gallery/
NEXT LEADERS FORUM – WORCESTERSHIRE BOARDROOM
A great way to finish the Leaders Forums for the summer and we’ll be back with a bang on 12th September with Dell Technologies at Sixways, Worcester – Don’t Miss this global organisation with updates and insights into technology and transformation. Book your place now! https://www.circle2success.com/events/c2s-worcestershire-forum-leaders-boardroom-digital-transformation/