So it has been a while, but we have been busy, thats our only excuse. Ireland came out of lockdown and we had a backlog of projects, connections, and products to get in place.
At the moment we are working on a property backed investment in Wexford town. We also have a couple of community groups that we are working with. This is a really interesting area. How to build communities of people on line. It is similar to building communities of customers but very different.
We have a couple of corporate organisations in this space and are looking out for community managers with good understanding of how to build on line communities.
Our travel is restricted as you can imagine so we are staying in corridors in Europe, mainly Italy, Germany, France and Austria.
We are so glad we have all our contacts working in other parts of the world. A really exciting and potential unicorn has crossed our desks from Canada. We will do all we can to land that into Ireland and especially Wexford.
Due to the pandemic it was a bit hectic. Like changing the tyre on a car as it races down a motorway
So we – set up a chapter of Grow Remote and started to run events
added 35 new members to this from a standing start
took part in radio interview
offered many new talks to members on work related matters
-Started to work on new projects in
Both of these are start ups and getting the initial team of the ground with two kick off meetings and a way of working agreed. On to the next step in July!
Closed out two project
One in South Africa where the start up is now running and has the framework to be sustainable. The pandemic is reducing the impact of its on site and face to face work but it has adapted to on line presence in the short term
The other in Spain is now wrapped up and the quality audit there is complete. An interesting interpretation of language appeared and has been sent up the chain for adjudication.
“I don’t think of resilience as bouncing back. There is no ‘back.’ Clocks don’t go backwards. Calendars don’t go backwards. We’re moving forward. And the ability for people to move forward with hope is when you see resilience helping them bounce forward through that and then building trust. Every action, every decision you make throughout this crisis, is either going to build trust or degrade from it.” — Eric McNulty, associate director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University,
Every survey we read speaks to the issue of trust in relationships. When employees are remote then the ability to stand behind them and watch them is gone. No harm. But we have to replace it with trust. Managers and employees need to trust each other
Trust is hard to build and easy to break. Yet it is vital for the future. Being trustworthy is a key part of 5 ways to grow. Being trustworthy while working on projects becomes a currency for managers and team members alike.
The Pitch canvas, designed by the Best Three minutes is one of the ways to organise your thoughts. It is designed to help you structure a pitch. A pitch is a way to get funding or support for your idea to turn it into a start up. A start up is a temporary organisation.
We find it useful to help people with ideas, (Creators) move to people developing those ideas (Innovators). It is a step by step series of questions that you ask about the role of the product or service that you want to bring to life.
The most important thing as we go through the 5 ways to grow is that you are able to answer the question: “How are we essential?”
Are you working in County Wexford, Ireland as a remote worker? We are setting up a chapter here of grow remote. Do you sometimes wish to meet up and chat to others working the same way? Do you like to hear about tools, techniques and tips for this way of working. Or just have a bit of banter with a community with remote working as the common denominator. Jump in, read a bit here about what grow remote is as an organisation and then contact us for more!
The County Wexford branch is hosted on the ChangeX platform and it is really lonely at the moment with just me as a member. Jump to the site and join. It costs nothing, you can bail at any time. But being in at the start is exciting. So come along and be in at the start of our new community here in Wexford .
As our innovator level Patreon subscribers know, we believe in a balanced life. We love companions, be they animals or people. We enjoy the concept of companion gardening where three or more plants are put together to benefit each other. In the Americas, it was generally a ground cover plant to keep out weeds and make some mulch, a N fixing plant to add natural protein for the plant and, finally a taller species that will provide shade, shelter, and a growing structure to get the plants into the light.
We love the regenerative nature of these ideas. They make us happy that they eliminate the need for weedkillers and pest killers. Plus we think there is some soil regenerative actions in there. We are crazy about regenerative gardening, food forests and that style of growing with nature in a holistic way.
As we get lots of communications from many places we found these three links here that might help you, now that planting time in the northern hemisphere is here. We will publish more.
Today we publish our second paper in the series on this for our Patreon creative level subscriber. The adaptive frontier is interpreted in terms of project management. Position Q is also looked at from a scenario point of view
In this we look at Position Q and the impact on a traditional construction company. We explore the opportunities and reasons why they may have failed. This is a metaphor for how to live ones life. It is one of the pillars of 5 ways to grow.