Thanks for joining us at another informative Development Day
Managing Up and Across the business in our new world of work has been a popular topic. We hope this Development Day provided you with some practical tips about how to show empathy and overcome fear when providing your manager with feedback; how to create social capital and build relationships even though you are working in a virtual world; and how to network externally and internally with purpose and courage. Remember, everyone is selling something and a lone wolf with no allies is going to have a harder time influencing change!
We want to say a big thank you also to our speakers Jill Noble, Nick Mills and Jacqui Perkins.
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How to give your boss feedback
Jill Noble delivered an interactive session on how to give your boss feedback, and used neuroscience to help us understand the fear surrounding it. To overcome the fear, reset your brain before entering a feedback conversation so that you don’t take previous negative experiences along with you. Always show empathy – even the most senior leaders have fears too. Prime your manager and create trust by asking permission to share feedback first.
Managing yourself AND your boss in a virtual world
Nick Mills provided a refreshingly practical session on the ways that we can create social capital and relationships in a hybrid work world. He introduced us to the idea of spatiality. Remember, in today’s hybrid world of work, leaders are now having to provide feedback to team members in their team member’s safe spaces (their home!). Our sense of space affects how our brain takes on feedback including criticism. We love all of Nick’s ten tips, especially his “Shut up and work” sessions which allow for 5 minutes of social interaction and 25 minute working blocks rotated over two hours. Productivity and social interaction will skyrocket!
Positive politics in the workplace
Jacqui Perkins brought her usual fabulous energy and reminded us about the importance of networking with your operational, professional and strategic networks. Don’t waste the elevator pitch with pleasantries, be prepared with your WIFM factor (What’s in it for the other person). Remember, a lone wolf with no allies has got less chance of making change and impact.
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