Change is difficult and it is very well known that some, including myself, would rather stay in their comfort zone than take steps into the unknown.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a huge impact on Bonnie’s, especially on our physical and mental wellbeing. We’ve had to limit face-to-face contact with the women and external services, adapt to phone support and virtual meetings as well as dealing with layout changes in our office space resulting in some working from home and some changing offices so that we are abiding by the 1.5 metre physical distancing.
But with that being said we have not had to step alone – the positive in these circumstances is that we are all stepping into the unknown together.
During this difficult state of uncertainty which sometimes brings negative emotions of fear, concern and stress – I am in absolute awe towards my team and how adaptive they have been with changes. Throughout this time we have been bombarded with new information, new structures and technology. This has created the opportunity for conversations and queries on how to keep each other safe, how to keep the women safe we work with and how to continue supporting those in need.
I am a huge believer that in order to have a great team we need to have the right mix of people who we can trust, communicate with, encourage and also laugh with – and wow, my team has certainly shined through such difficult times. Let me share with you a little glimpse of what I have seen every day:
This is just a glimpse of what I see every day. I want to thank every single person in my team for making this new challenge a positive learning experience. You are all vital members of Bonnie’s and although we may not say it every day, please let me take the opportunity to tell you all that Bonnie’s would not be Bonnie’s without every single one of you. ‘We are not a team because we work together. We are a team because we respect, trust, and care for each other.’