Good Conversations Part 2

Lockdown continues and is set to be with us for some time bringing continued uncertainty for managers and employees.

There’s a growing realisation that people are struggling with heightened levels of stress and anxiety, yet as business leaders in these challenging circumstances, we still need to manage our businesses, make difficult decisions about staffing, make essential changes, manage employee performance and still keep people motivated.
How do we as business owners, managers, and supervisors have conversations with employees in a way that helps us all to address these challenges?
In this webinar I was joined by Ross Grieve from Thistle. We did some role plays (for the first time!) looking at two very typical potentially difficult scenarios sharing with you our advice and experience.

Topics covered in this webinar

  • How to have good supportive conversations
  • Our top tips and strategies to achieving that
  • The importance of listening
  • The benefits of this strategy for your relationship and business


With guidance changing so frequently, we are doing our best to keep you up to date. The information provided in the recording above is our understanding at this point in time (18th June 2020), however as more and different advice becomes available this position may change and we will update accordingly. This is an evolving and unfolding situation, and we take the view that different measures may need to be applied for different sets of circumstances at an appropriate time. We as a team are available to discuss with you what measures are available to you.

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