A blog post about posting a blog post! I am completely new to this blogging malarkey. I’ve done some looking on other people’s blogs and even downloaded something about how to write a blog but I haven’t read it, so if I’m breaking all of the blogging rules then I apologise in advance.
The reason I feel compelled to write a blog is to help someone else if I can and also because I don’t think there is enough in the construction industry press about the ‘touchy feely’ side of things, like, how has the recession really impacted on our wellbeing? How has it changed the way we are as people, the way we interact with others? Are we more protective of our positions? Do we keep our heads down and don’t interact with colleagues? Do we feel fear in the workplace? Are our stress levels through the roof? How are we handling the pressure that we’re under?
Also, from a company point of view, how are companies treating their staff? When the benefits aren’t there anymore are they being replaced by anything else? I do understand that company directors are in extremely stressful positions. They are responsible for steering companies through really choppy waters and sometimes don’t use the best techniques to keep their worker bees buzzing along with them.
When I was writing my essays as part of my coaching qualification I had to do a lot of research into the topic of change and also about the psychology of the workplace which hugely interested me and was probably the catalyst for writing this blog in the first place.
How often do we actually think about what makes us who we are and also what we need to thrive in the workplace?
I’ll leave you with that naval gazing thought for now as I don’t want my first blog to send you to sleep, there is plenty of time for that!!