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Hello <<First Name>>,

This has been a pretty tricky Sunday newsletter to write. Why? Because we know that everyone who reads this will be in a different situation.

Collectively we are all united in fighting unprecedented challenges, but personally, we all face different circumstances.

Health workers, people living alone, people working, people not working, families separated and parents just trying to keep up with Joe Wicks and home-schooling. All the needs are different, and there is no single thread for a newsletter. 

We're not easily beaten though.  Here at MCH, we like to tackle challenges head-on. And we formed a plan B.

This month the newsletter contains a greater list of resources and reading. It'll feel more jigsaw-like than normal but we know you'll forgive us. Some of it may be helpful to you right now and other bits you may find more useful in a day, or a week's time. Which is fine, use it when you need it. 

 

THIS MONTH'S BLOG POST 

How to influence collective resilience within your teams?

Resilience is all about the context
We rely on those around us to form part of our resilience. The groups in which we operate provide us with social support and a context for how our own ability to cope can be measured. Which is why we need to support our teams’ resilience as they transition to remote working.

Read the Blog (7min read)

FROM MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN
Last month we were due to run a launch event in Central London. Adapting to the changing situation, we managed to covert our workshop into a virtual space. It was a huge learning curve for all of the collective and our support team and we thought you might get some valuable insights into Psychological Safety from the end recording. 

We would also like to thank everyone who showed up to the live event. 
Watch here (60 mins)
OTHER STORIES

Why you need psychological safety when switching to virtual working
This article is what we learned on our journey to create the above workshop. We didn't know how to transfer the way we work into a virtual version before we did it. We applied what we teach to organisations on the MCH team. 

Read here (7 minutes)

FREE GUIDE: 12 tips on transitioning to virtual working

We’ve written this from across the collective, ensuring we offer advice on building resilience and wellbeing as well as creating good team practices when teams start working remotely. 

Download the guide

Don't Personalise, Collectivise
Another look at how we work as a collective whole to face the issue of coronavirus. This time from the British Psychological Society.

Read here (2 mins)

How to fail with Elizabeth Day - Coronavirus Special
Where Elizabeth Day talks to Mo Gawdat who lost his son and wrote a book about a seemingly simple algorithm that enables every single person to be happy, whatever the circumstances. Talking about how where to find gratitude in tough times.

Listen here (1hr 10 minutes)

Make 'work from home' work for you. 
Google has this great guide about maintaining productivity no matter where you are working. Even if it's from the only room in the house with a lock on the door. 

Read the Post (5mins)

If you are interested in how new research in social identity can help your organisation, then get in touch we’d love to see how we can help.

Thanks for reading and have a great Sunday.

Sandie and all at Making Change Happen
sandie@makingchangehappen.co.uk

 
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