Simon, one of my clients, contacted me recently. He was feeling the pressure – a classic case of communications fatigue.
He told me how he had 4 email addresses, 2 phones, Whatsapp, Slack, Facetime, SMS, a cloud based exchange account and a Google account to manage document libraries and shared online docs and spreadsheets, plus a laptop desktop full of files he should attend to.
Naturally, Simon was feeling overwhelmed ….
He loved the fast pace and the rush of work, but – how could he unplug?
The lack of disconnection, constant digital connection was affecting his wellbeing, and not in a positive way.
Communication overload can have a ripple effect through an entire business, so when this happens we need to discuss focus, prioritising, productivity and distraction.
- How do we do that, we ask some questions:
- How is this affecting corporate culture and the people in it – that ‘one last email’ we need to send?
- How do employees detach from work – what is Simon doing to fully disengage from work?
- How have we ended up with workforce culture that demands 24/7 availability?
- What can we do to ensure people are working 100% and not working 100% rather than being ‘on duty’ at 50-75% capacity all the time?
Fortunately, we can come up with interim strategies that can help Simon cope with his immediate workload – and form the basis for a longer-term solution.
Here’s a quick way to see whether executive coaching is for you – and receive a personalised career/leadership/workplace strategy outline that you can apply immediately.
Discovery Session – exploring and mapping your current situation and goals
Detangle Session – a range of strategies that you could employ to achieve them
Strategy Session – a personalised plan of selected strategies for you to implement
Melinda Fell is a personal coach who works with individuals and organisations to help them recognise and realise opportunities for immediate and ongoing improvement. She has always been intensely curious about how people tick and what drives human behaviour. Specialising in C-level placements, Melinda draws on a unique combination of traditional human resources skills and coaching qualifications to ensure every client receives a solution tailored to their specific needs. Melinda has earned a reputation as a thought leader and consultant who combines understanding and empathy with a clear analytical appreciation of every situation.
If you would like to discuss how executive coaching can drive positive change for you, your team members or your organisation, please contact Melinda Fell email: firstname.lastname@example.org