Twists and turns a plenty this week, trying to balance the budget. It’s been stressful and after months of sleeping well, these last few weeks have provided sleep deprivation.
One of the ways to try to balance the budget is not to replace staff who have left: never an easy decision.
Even harder is to tell people, but with brave conversations and being open to suggestions this can be sensitively done.
Communication is key, and I have been pleasantly surprised to receive grateful thanks on three occasions this week!
This has buoyed me, lifting spirits at a time when needed.
I’m paid to do my job, but moments like this can turn around challenges and make you stronger, feel valued and value those around you.
Showing humanity, treating people with respect, being honest doesn’t make bad news less difficult, but it can offer care and understanding.
As spring brings new growth we can all look to the warmer weather ( apart from the arrival of the mini beast from the east 😱), brighter things to come and a fresh perspective.