Despite the unprecedented cold snap that has hit much of the UK, with some waking up to a fresh layer of snow yesterday, spring is still on its way. The days are getting longer, the daffodils are flowering and people are flocking to parks on their lunch breaks.
For many people, spring signifies growth – both old and new. In this week’s Edit, we’re reflecting on the importance of growth in both our personal and professional lives.
How can we continue to challenge ourselves? How do we visualise what sort of person we’d like to grow into becoming, and then how do we get there? How can we continue to grow our businesses into forces for good in the world?
Here’s what you might have missed this week:
- As workers return to the office, anxiety levels are naturally higher than pre-pandemic levels. Here’s why it’s vital that managers adapt to the emotional needs of their employees, while balancing the needs of the business – Financial Times
- The recent P&O scandal, where 800 employees were made redundant and replaced by cheaper foreign contractors, has shown exactly how not to handle redundancies – The Economist
- Is nature the answer to restoring company culture? Many organisations are turning to retreats, hikes and horse-riding to encourage their teams to flourish – Raconteur
- In order to balance passion and personal growth, we need to address the four pillars of our lives equally: self, work, personal relationships and the world – Entrepreneur
- Will privacy become an even harder state to achieve in a cashless future? – The New York Times
- At least six years of higher quality life is within reach for everyone, according to McKinsey. Read their report on how we can change our beliefs and attitudes towards health – McKinsey
- Is pushing ourselves outside of our comfort zone the key to growth? This short reflection on comfort, discomfort and success explores just how we can pursue personal growth – Medium
“The power of imagination makes us infinite.”John Muir