Sheridan Resolutions Monthly Newsletter – June 2020
It was mental awareness last week and with remote working at its peak globally, it is clear that it presents us all with three sets of challenges – psychological, relationship, and technological – and that recognising this is a first step to addressing each in order for our staff to continue to enjoy their jobs and be productive.
Surinder Kahai, Associate Professor of information systems in the US outlines the first of these as the challenge of not having a traditional boundary between home and work. Sharing our own struggles with the adjustment to remote work can be incredibly helpful with our peers and colleagues. We found his recent article to be useful and wanted to share it with you. Read more HERE
We hope you all stay safe and look after not only your health but your well-being.
OUR NEXT WEBINAR: HIDDEN DIFFERENCE, HIDDEN TALENT
4th June 12:30 – 14:00 BST
Neurodiversity is becoming an increasingly common term in the workplace, but there is still limited understanding of the opportunity it presents. Given that we are in a talent crisis and at least 15% of the population are neurodivergent, it is critical that organisations deepen their understanding of this population and understand the implications for leadership, process, practice and culture. In this session you will:
Understand the opportunities neurodiversity presents for the workplace
Understand the legal obligations with regard to neurodiversity in the workplace
Learn how to support and the get the best out of neurodiversity talent
Receive a PDF copy of ‘Neurodiversity@Work Playbook’
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We hope you have enjoyed our recent webinars and lunch and learns. Our thanks to our faculty for hosting our insightful events so far. (Leading through Crisis – William Winstone, Katherine Bond; Thriving through Corona – Mark Mulligan, The Emotional Life of Teams – Catherine de la Poer and How to maintain and grow your impact in the current virtual reality and beyond – Ishreen Bradley).
We are delighted to say, that we aren’t stopping there! We have a range of webinars, interactive workshops and roundtables planned to ensure we continue to provide you with thought leadership. Below are just some of our upcoming events, so please pencil these in your diary. More details are provided on our EVENTS PAGE and in will be in subsequent newsletters
Covid-19. Bereavement and Leadership Impact
Interactive Virtual Workshop, 18th June, led by Penny Shapland-Chew and Anne Roques, UK.
We have all heard of the “Glass ceiling”; a metaphor for the hard-to-see informal barriers that keep women from getting promotions, pay raises, and further opportunities. Whilst thankfully we have dramatically moved the dial on this over the past decades, there is still a concerning disparity between men and women in the workplace, in seniority of roles, progression and salary.
The percentage of women in senior leadership roles in businesses hasn’t really improved in the last few years. According to Harvard Business Review (2019) only 4.9% of Fortune 500 CEOs and 2% of S&P 500 CEOs are women, and those numbers are declining globally. Yet, more recent research shows that women more than men lead in a participative manner, suggesting not only that women lead differently but also that they may lead more effectively.
Our mediation service has successfully incorporated the use of online tools for some years. Covid-19 has necessitated a shift to a fully on-line service and as employees have become more used to working remotely, their confidence in using the technology to strengthen workplace relationships is increasing. May and June have seen a rise in cases going to mediation. All the main providers have been busy also up-skilling their mediators so they are confident in the various platforms companies may wish to use to conduct mediation in a safe, secure, confidential way in line with the mediation procedures.
Now is a good time to review your grievance policy to shift this to a resolution one. We offer a resolution consultancy service as well as tailored training for HR, employees and managers to nip issues in the bud. Workplace conflict can severely impact our health and in times when we are all working remotely, the damage to our mental health and well-being in further increased. Do you have people in your team/organisation whose professional work relationship could be strengthened?