It’s mid-January and we’ve reached the end of a week which began on a low; January 20th is known as “blue Monday” – the day when people reach the depths of gloom following the sweeping highs of the holiday period. There are still two more weeks of January, the days are short, dark and cold, the nights close and weighty. There’s more month than money left, and people are generally feeling a little flat and fed up.
Pair this with Friday the 17th being recognised as “Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions day” – the time when people realise their starry eyed, carb and sparkling wine loaded dreams of the new self they would become the moment the clock struck 12 are…well, unrealistic?
Life is a rollercoaster of high points and struggles, and we all learn our own ways to ride those changes as we grow – but now is the time to remind your organisation’s leaders of the passion and enthusiasm they came back to work in the New Year with – and reengage them with the growth and potential of the whole team.
Don’t let your plans for development be side-lined by the mundanity of January blues; explore the ways you could be supporting your team to expand their skills, communicate as a team, and work cohesively towards the business goals you’ve invested time in planning.
Starting the year with steps towards growth sets the tone for the entire year; for those who track their growth as a financial year we are entering the final quarter to push for a strong close – and for those who track calendar years, you’re opening your first quarter with ambition and drive.
Maintain that momentum and engage your employees in the ethos of positive change, embracing growth opportunities, and strengthening their skillset with learning and development which embraces the unique traits your team already embody, and build on the areas they would benefit from your support – and benefit from the enhanced abilities, skills and behaviours that investment in workplace learning can bring.
At ASK we take pride in the ways we are different to other learning providers; we don’t offer simple, off-the-shelf learning, we don’t let our learners and partners simply ‘go through the motions’ of learning. Our programmes are not a box-ticking exercise – they are a true investment in your people. Our passion is for true change, development and growth – and we develop our programmes with your leadership team, truly understanding the areas we can help you to improve, and embedding the learning into real enhancement in the ways your leaders and workforce work, communicate and learn.
If you truly want to see impactful, long lasting learning, behavioural change, a positive and progressive workplace culture, and lifelong business growth and success, call our team to discuss which programme is the best fit for your organisation – and together, let’s learn.