Covid19 – Helping People Deal With Lock-down Events
A thought on the ‘Why should I be in lock-down in my suburb, it’s not fair that we have to do it and no one else has to, my hair’s a mess I need to sell coffees and pizza’ crowd – an explanation you might appreciate
You’ve been asked to go back into lock-down or self isolation. It’s frustrating, annoying and maybe you’re angry. Emotional responses are often fair and reasonable outcomes from surprise events, or should I say, ‘expectations not being met’. And there’s a reason why right now, you need to clear your mind of your first cut emotional triggers because we’re actually talking about YOUR life and the lves of people YOU love (or are supposed to).
Right now think of it like you are in a BUSHFIRE threatened zone or maybe a Tornado zone. Your house might not be right in the way, but it could be because ALL of the external weather conditions (how society operates) is saying ‘this threat is getting bigger. The wind might change direction, lightening might strike near by, some irresponsible idiot might deliberately make attempts to risk people KNOWING they should not be doing what they are doing.Others will be forgetful and do some angle grinding on a hot day, or go for a drive when the clouds start showing signs. Elsewhere in the State there is NO or minimal threat of a fire (or tornado).
Do you lock down the ENTIRE state because there’s a massive threat elsewhere? Do you complain that YOUR house is not, right now, in line of the fire storm even though it IS in the fire alert area? Or do you do a Watch and Act, prepare your fire plan? Make sure you have supplies and somewhere safe to hunker down until the threat passes?
Do you complain that State and Fed resources are being called in? Do you complain that ‘backburning’ (quarantining and self-isolation) is taking place? Do you resist calls to clear your property of inflammable debris (testing) or calls to be careful (mask wearing, washing hands) because you think the fire is a Hoax?
I flag my bias towards the need for a vastly improved approach to managing staff in the work environments. V A S T L Y improved. I’m still surprised at how clunky, disorganised or naive some senior managers are when it comes to that part of the business that considers ‘people’. And rather than cover…Read More >
An interesting public workshop in Perth in the first week of October introducing a varied group to the Organisational Evolution model. The Org-Ev is the model I developed for the start up of The Australian Strategic Planning Institute in conjunction with Steven Bowman. Given the diversity of the group, there were a number of surprises…Read More >
A note for those of you in Perth that there are just 4 spaces left for the Introduction to the Organisational Evolution Model workshop at Adina Apartments in Perth. The Org Ev model has been designed to enhance Strategic Planning and decision making and this introductory workshop is aimed at those looking to attend the…Read More >
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Looking Up Feeling Good will be running an workshop on the Organisational Evolution Model in Perth. The Org-Ev model has been used by a wide number of agencies across almost all industry sectors, and was originally developed for the Australian Strategic Planning Institute. The workshop is limited to 25 people and will take place at…Read More >
If you’re involved with setting policy, allocating funding, designing products or services and delivering on them, then one book you simply must have read is the absolutely astounding ‘Invisible Women’ by Caroline Criado Perez. What Perez has done with this book is ALL OF THE RESEARCH you need to have available to you when you…Read More >
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One of the most challenges aspects for owners of businesses, and also for Boards charged with running businesses, is how to allow for the impact of a decision to unfold over time. Many listed company Boards will be delaying with a CEO on a limited tenure. The Board will have set expectations for performance and…Read More >
Local Governments in Australia face an emerging risk space that many seem unaware of. Brought on by rising costs, especially in business premises rentals, compliance needs and registration costs, research we’ve identified as part of work with a Local Government client is indicating a significant increase in businesses popping up in residential areas. What seems…Read More >