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Dispersed team go online with Rethinkly to increase engagement after a period of disruptive change.

The organisation had changed, people’s roles and work had been disrupted and things didn’t feel right. Sound familiar? And when the director of this leading civil engineering company looked at all the options to bring the departments together, possibly at a hotel-based conference, the costs were significant. And that’s when he thought about a digital solution - Rethinkly.

We knew that right at the heart of an engagement process is an employee who feels listened to, and who is cognitively and emotionally engaged in a shared vision. Our proposal was to help increase employee engagement by facilitating greater openness and trust on which engagement with a shared vision can be built.

I have found using Rethinkly to be a highly beneficial experience. I was initially a little unsure but once I was immersed in the system it helped me gain some serious perspective, something I continue to visualise in my mind. My management team then conducted further sessions, and the subsequent reflection from my own introspective position and their comments has been instrumental in helping stay on the right pathway to good leadership within our team.

Adrian Shah-Cundy – Corporate Responsibility Director

We used the Rethinkly software to help team members describe their thoughts and feelings. Research has found Rethinkly increases disinhibition and improves empathy. We started with a small intervention to evaluate the potential and acceptability of using a digitally enabled online process:

  • A facilitated session (1.5hrs) online with the Director using Rethinkly to help understand the dynamics of the situation from his perspective.

  • 2 x 2hr online focus groups of 5 people based in various locations. These sessions allowed managers to voice how they saw the current situation and share with others their hopes and needs for the future.

On completion of this intervention we reviewed the outputs (benefits) of the sessions as well as the response (usability of the method) by those who participated - with positive results.

It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to launch a business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative project to share with the world. Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference. 

Don’t worry about sounding professional. Sound like you. There are over 1.5 billion websites out there, but your story is what’s going to separate this one from the rest. If you read the words back and don’t hear your own voice in your head, that’s a good sign you still have more work to do.

Be clear, be confident and don’t overthink it. The beauty of your story is that it’s going to continue to evolve and your site can evolve with it. Your goal should be to make it feel right for right now. Later will take care of itself. It always does.

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