Yesterday I attended a fantastic IoD Advance event given by Jim and Debbie of Aurora Partners which focused on understanding and developing resilience.

I recommend every team (5-9 people is a great size) should have daily stand ups.

Our daily stand ups

These are an essential way for each team member to share the previous day’s work flow, their planned work for that day and any issues or blockers. We find the rapid pace of the stand ups an insightful and essential way to start the day, but here’s the thing; the format didn’t include how each of us might be feeling.

Since introducing the questionHow are you?, each team member has an open platform to honestly vocalise any underlying personal stress that may effect their working day. For example; last week I had been supporting a good friend recently bereaved, being able to say “I might be a little wobbly today” was such a relief.

I recommend every team (5-9 people is a great size) should have daily stand ups. Please do get in touch if you’d like to know more. Elle

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