From your place - on Zoom
with Robin Fisk, Lucy Hunter, Helen Denny & Lucy Gower
How to maintain happy working relationships now flexible working is here to stay
Flexible and remote working is here to stay and it brings with it a mix of opportunities and challenges. It means saving time and money on commuting, being home to meet the kids from school and the flexibility to work at the times of day when you’re at your best. It also means that we miss out on the social part of working in an office, learning from others and bouncing ideas around. It can also be hard to know how colleagues are really doing if we can’t pick up on visual and non-verbal cues, if we can’t just casually say hello as we’re passing their desk or hear about what’s going on for them over a cuppa.
It’s often those casual conversations while we’re waiting for the kettle to boil, the small talk before a meeting starts or the conversations that we have in passing that build strong working relationships, foster collaboration, encourage learning, and spark creativity. These are the important connections that could easily be lost through flexible and remote working.
It’s harder to build relationships and know if others are doing OK online. Some people who’ve started roles in the last 6 months haven’t even met their colleagues in real life. Boundaries between home and work are easily blurred when your desk is the kitchen table. It’s harder to know how individuals are doing if you only see them on a screen. So how in a world of remote and flexible working can you ensure that your team and colleagues build and maintain strong working relationships? Because when people know, like and trust each other, that’s when the best work gets done.
Join Robin Fisk, founder at Donorfy, Lucy Hunter, Customer Success Manager at Donorfy, Helen Denny, founder at Not9to5 and Lucy Gower, founder at Lucidity and learn;
Join us on Thursday 12 November, 6pm-8pm (UK time)
6.00 pm: Arrive.
6.15 pm: Welcome from Helen & Lucy.
6.30 pm: Hear from our speakers in an interactive session on how to maintain happy working relationships, learn some practical tips as well as time for questions and discussion in breakout rooms.
7.30 pm: Mingle in breakout rooms, make connections, have interesting conversations and enjoy yourself from the comfort of your own home.
8.00 pm or thereabouts: End.
' I found the Not9to5 and Lucidity Network event really inspiring. It made me challenge the status quo and I made some really useful connections.'
Beth Gardner, Lucidity Network Member
This event is hosted by the Lucidity Network, Not9to5 and Donorfy. We collaborate on these events to bring like-minded people together so they can connect and learn. For you, it's a great opportunity to meet interesting people and get a dose of inspiration from our guest speaker. This event is online, so you provide the drinks and nibbles, you won't have to queue for the cheeseboard and you won't need to map-read to get there.
Not9to5 enables others to thrive outside of the 9-to-5. They are passionate about supporting you and your organisation to work in a way that best suits you. Their innovative training and bespoke consultancy services have proven results, utilising their expertise to enable you to make change, develop new skills and gain practical tools which ensure you have all you need to succeed within the changing nature of work.
The Lucidity Network is for managers and leaders who want to take charge of their professional development and make more impact. The Lucidity Network gives you everything you need to achieve success at work. With a Lucidity Network membership, you get access to expertise and advice, online training and group coaching, mastermind groups and events to help you make your working life what you want it to be.
Donorfy is the UK's most popular fundraising CRM solution. Used by 500 organisations to manage and track their fundraising efforts, Donorfy integrates with all of the popular digital tools used by fundraisers, including JustGiving, Facebook Donate buttons and Fundraisers, Virgin Money Giving, Mailchimp, Eventbrite and websites. Saving charities time and money, Donorfy frees you up to do more of what matters. Visit donorfy.com for more info.
If you have any questions please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Helen Denny is director and founder at Not9to5. Helen has worked extensively across the UK and Internationally, facilitating group and individual learning. She has worked across the Third and Public Sector for over 20 years in a range of leadership positions.
Helen is passionate about working with organisations that are seeking to make societal change and brings her expertise in this area to support start-ups through to larger organisations as they explore their impact. Helen is an energetic and skilled facilitator, ensuring that she brings the best out in the individuals or groups she is working with.
When she isn’t busy working, Helen can be found aboard her narrowboat on the Edinburgh canals or walking up one of Scotland’s many mountains!
You can find Helen at Not9to5.co.uk and email@example.com.
Lucy Gower is director and founder at Lucidity and founder of The Lucidity Network. She is a coach, trainer and facilitator specialising in giving people the confidence and tools to think creatively, develop ideas and make their innovations happen.
She is bestselling author of The Innovation Workout and a global speaker on innovation. Lucy is passionate about helping people unlock their creativity and get the important work done. She enjoys working on projects with the potential to make a positive impact on the world.
When she isn’t busy working, Lucy can be found roaming the beaches and countryside of Devon and Cornwall with her dog Gary.
You can find Lucy at Lucidity.org.uk and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robin Fisk is the co-founder and CEO at Donorfy, the fundraising CRM solution. With a background of over 25 years in the fundraising sector, Robin has worked with more than 500 organisations in the UK and Europe on CRM and related tech matters.
He lives in Sussex with his wife Lindsay, and has three grown-up offspring. When he's not trying to cook he can often be found riding his bike slowly up the hills of the beautiful South Downs.
You can find Robin at Donorfy and email@example.com.
Lucy Hunter has worked in the realm of IT, web and systems for 15 years running projects large, small, local and global. Mostly in-house, but with a few contracting years under her belt before joining Donorfy in 2018 demo-ing the software and understanding clients' requirements.
Lucy lives in Guildford with her husband Tim, brand new daughter Winnine and dog Buddy.
You can find Lucy at Donorfy and firstname.lastname@example.org.