I would like to say how impressive our President has been for showing his leadership, speedy action, and his commitment to keeping South Africa informed of what is taking place during such unprecedented times.
Last night we heard that there will be possible level 4 Lockdown at the end of this month, depending on the situation on the 30th April. This news brings slightly less stringent rules around thwarting this dreaded virus. And so we wait to listen to President Cyril Ramaphosa’ s latest decisions after his findings, shared from global news and local situations. Our challenges are fairly different to those in other continents, so from what I gather; we have to keep in mind that decisions made now, could lead into a carry over for the next eighteen months or longer.
A) “CHANGE” in so many ways, IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR… both here in South Africa, and globally.
B) Prioritising what is critical, ie: feeding people, keeping jobs and businesses going for the economy to have a chance to survive. c) In order to try and make some sense of what and where to start, we will all have to play our part.
IN BUSINESS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MAIN INGREDIENTS WE NEED TO CONSIDER – IS COMMUNICATION.
HOW TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN SUCH CHALLENGING AND CHANGING TIMES IS THE ON GOING CHALLENGE!
Adrienne Verney Productions is looking forward to presenting to you, my findings on how to increase the efficacy of communication for both business purpose and socially, that will possibly become the ‘new normal.’
During these times, ‘distancing’ communication can and will be CONTINUALLY refined. “ON Line” communication, scrabbles to attempt to embrace the changes and challenges of distancing communication. For example, Zoom, is right now rectifying ‘security issues’ that have popped up which is critical to business meetings, both now and in the future!
Until then, mistakes will be made:- On radio yesterday, we were informed through Twitter, how one member of a group sitting in a virtual meeting, was totally unaware that the group also viewed one person getting up and going to the toilet, and keeping the door open so that they would not miss what was happening in the meeting!
Whilst on another occasion, a person spoke out loud making vociferous comments and expletives of their own viewpoints not agreeing with what had just been said. Their microphone was “un muted”! HORRORS!
We had all best become aware of the ‘do’s and don’ts of this new way of communicating!
Until next time:-
Stay Safe and Stay Well and mindful of your fellow man.