Remote working is all about trust

“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, 

Trust is vital part of remote work

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.

5 Ways to Grow

Our basic thoughts on what we need to do are simple. We outline them also here.

Every one needs to continue to learn to develop their skills and abilities. We fundamentally believe that most work will develop some sort of a Project Management structure.

We know that one cannot live completely on work as a holistic life style. Other parts are needed, but are not always possible. We select one in our plans, which is one that we believe will be good for you, your family, and will be good for the planet. This is regenerative gardening. It is easy enough and can be from a few pots, to a back yard, to a 1 acre plot. The principles of regeneration give us a link to our Planet.

So we have adapted the Covey square to fit our needs and to describe the differences we see in our 3 levels on Patreon.

It is pretty self explanatory:

Creator level is the groups full of ideas but not skilled (yet) in developing them or in the skills of PM to be able to do this.

Innovators can have skills in one of the two main attributes, either in developing ideas or in Project management

The Futurists have both sets of skills and are ready to align these with the future they see for themselves and for the world. This is the zone where you have pulled together and are prepared to really back yourself in self employment of senior roles earning senior money!

IRL (Irish Rural Link) Climate change

The excellent organisation held a well attended conference on Rural Ireland and what it can do about climate change in Athlone on May 27, 2019. This is a subject close to our heart and it concerns so much about making a difference and giving back to the community.

A great review of lots of projects underway, lots of understanding of the extent of the problem. a nice presentation by Mr. Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner about what might be available in terms of financial supports down the road.

A very diverse group of attendees and all on the days when the ‘green swing’ in the EU parliament elections were being noticed and new MEP’s were being elected.

One small critique, no great call to action , from the speakers. The organisation itself is calling for a climate summit of all parties in Ireland to try to get behind some common goals. From there plans can be made.

Some key takeaways for us.. Electricity de-carbonisation is not in the hands of the Irish Government but is being managed by EU.

Our main (our being Irish Government and citizens) action zones are in transport and agriculture. That is where the changes must occur.

Ireland is the worst in Europe at de-carbonising its economy. We produce more tonnes of CO2 per head than most of our European colleagues.

Some disturbing thoughts. But we are an inventive people and will find a way to get in front of the pack and lead!

Reaching Rural and living the dream life

We call it reaching your rural dream life. That is the dream you had to leave the big smoke, the city and get back to where life is easier. To reach your dream of living your rural dream life. All your life you felt this pull, this call of the country. A dream to have a nice house, a bit of space, and a friendly community where you get to know your neighbours.

With the success of remote working your rural dream life is more attainable than ever before. You can do it, you can reach for your rural dream. So get the remote work, then look at communities that you would like to live in. Find one with like minded people, be that outdoor living, educational facilities nearby, specialty drama or theater and so on. Do go there and take a house for a week or more. Check it out, bring your friends and family, see what they think.

Look at the prices, don’t spend too much but try to be sensible. Remember you are building your rural dream life and need to allow for other expenses in that dream. Then check out health care, education opportunities, commuting, activities, clubs and societies in the area. Find a realtor. Do your research!

The future is bright, we can also help you with your choices. If you are a futurist tier member of our Patreon site then we offer you a considered view of the options. we can give you a second opinion about large life style changes. This is removed from you, somewhat impersonal but more objective as a result. We look at the pros and cons and talk you through your plans. Often you find out so much more about your choices and how you can make them work to match your dreams.

So go ahead and complete the form. If you have an annual Patreon membership with us, we will get back to you and go through the choices you are making and why and offer you our opinion on them! Change is great but second opinions can help!