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Happy new year to you, we hope you had an enjoyable and restful Christmas period. At blueumbrella we have hit the ground running in 2018, with a host of new and exciting clients we’re working with and have been inundated with enquiries for our services.

Over the last month I took some time to look back to see if there was anything I could learn from what 2017 had delivered. I also wanted to find out if there was anything that could inform my strategy for 2018. What I discovered was only possible to see with this reflection and hindsight. What I found was that throughout the year, two themes were apparent and impacted virtually every aspect of our business.

The first was agility. With less certainty in business than ever before and increasing challenges facing us in all aspects of life, we saw that offering our customers an agile solution to their business demands was a key ingredient to how blueumbrella operate. We understand demands on a business can change rapidly, sometimes you will need extra resources and at other times you need to adjust quickly to a changing landscape.

The second was resilience. As mentioned above, there has never been a more challenging, or exciting, time to run a business. The speed of change at times can be quite bewildering, and sometimes this can feel exhausting. Being resilient to us here at blueumbrella means how you respond to this pressure and constantly changing business demands. We find doing something positive in challenging times brings a sense of control. It’s an active process, not a passive one to build resilience.

So how do you become more agile and resilient? Unfortunately, there is no blueprint for this, but maybe the tips below might help.

  • Treat problems as a learning process
  • Take positive action in difficult moments
  • Delegate what you always multitask
  • Schedule appointments with yourself
  • Look after your wellbeing – both physical and mental

This year I am taking the ‘Walk 1000 Miles’ Challenge. The target seems quite intimidating, but after nearly month of walking I cannot recommend it enough. I feel better, my head feels clearer and I am determined to succeed! It’s a great initiative to get people moving, find out more at www.walk1000miles.co.uk

Give us a call on 020 3021 0503 or email us on info@blueumbrella.co.uk any time to speak to about how we might be able to help your business, campaign or project.