Yobah Life: Prioritising Personal Development

We’re a business that has always prided itself on being at the forefront of technical knowledge for our clients, constantly striving to learn more and do better and that’s something which hasn’t changed in the last couple of months…

In this edition of Yobah Life, we take a look at why we’re prioritising personal development:

We’re making the most of unexpected opportunities

Whilst it’s far from ideal to be ‘locked down’ for the number of weeks the UK has experienced, we have also been afforded an opportunity, to take a moment to look at how we can develop ourselves and learn new things which benefit our business, our colleagues and our clients and we’re taking that opportunity, unexpected though it was and making the most of it.

We’re looking after mind as well as body

Uncertainty around so much, not seeing family or friends for longer than ever before and losing the majority of what we like to call ‘normal’ this is all ‘ big stuff’  – maybe one of the biggest things to have happened in our lifetimes and so we’re working with our team to focus on much more than just technical learning.  Resilience, growth mindset and mindfulness are just a few areas where we’re encouraging our team to spend time and focus and we’re starting small – just learning to take an hour out and go for a walk every day is a big deal when you’re running a business, and it’s things like this we’re working on together.

We’re building back better for our clients

Technical learning is a huge part of who we are at Yobah, we regularly sit exams and work towards accreditation which shows we are at a high industry standard – and we’re still doing these things. We may no longer be in a boiling hot exam hall but rather hiding from our kids in the attic whilst we put our knowledge to the test but our commitment to technical excellence continues and in the spirit of many businesses post-pandemic we’re #buildingbackbetter with more technical knowledge and accreditation than ever before.

We’re preparing for what’s next?

The lines between work and home are blurred at best right now, there’s no more commute, there’s no more clear headspace between work and family life and there’s little clarity on what ‘the world of work’ will look like post-pandemic – that’s a lot to take in so taking the time to let our team focus on themselves, on learning new skills technical or otherwise and mentally preparing for what’s next is paramount. We don’t know what’s next but we do know that we’re planning for it together.

How are you and your business focusing on personal development? We’d love to hear! 

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