The world is worried about the long term impact of the forced lockdown that COVID 19 will produce in the community and workplace. Isolation has forced people to behave and communicate in dramatically different ways. Zoom and MS teams have helped people to connect online and see each other, but the kinaesthetic support of a colleague’s hand on your back, a handshake, a celebratory “High Five” has disappeared. The impact has had differing consequences depending on whether the person lives alone and whether their personality is extroverted or introverted.
A harmonious community and workplace allows people to interact and share learnings, knowledge and insights. This has been a challenge through the lockdown periods and working from home. Introverted styles of people will not always actively connect and reach out to others. This can have damaging impacts on workflow and community communication, idea generation, new knowledge, insights and innovation.
Connecting more experienced colleagues with newer and recent employees in the workforce is an incredible tonic and very impactful on employee’s mental health in the workplace. A service connecting mentors to mentees can help achieve this, simply and powerfully.
It is important to learn how to preserve oneself from one’s own mind. Our mind is not the best ruler of our lives, in fact, it is often “the crazy flatmate “ that sends really strange messages into our thoughts. According to the national science foundation, around 80% of our thoughts are negative and we have between 12,000 and 50,000 thoughts daily.
Techniques including journaling and mindfulness practices to allow you to see your thoughts. Stepping into nature, doing exercise and the great help of a mentor – a non-judgemental support person – can assist you to hear out certain negative thoughts that otherwise would prevail.
Have a chat here with The Mentor Evolution, we can transform your workplace or community communication and connectivity.