Lockdown with the Damerell Group team.

Lockdown, for anyone, isn’t easy. Not only do we have our busy work day to contend with, our attention is being pulled in multiple directions outside of work – kids, supermarket shopping, homeschooling, getting a moment to catch some fresh air and overall, just trying to maintain our sanity.

We have tried really hard at Damerell Group to set some structure in place around each day to best support our team. Some of our highlights include:

‘Power Hour’ sessions with Josh Phegan

In just 2 days after lockdown, Josh Phegan ran a session with our entire sales team. Top tips included setting you ‘we can’ list, taking ownership over your own energy levels and the importance of routine. We’ve since run two other sessions with Josh to work on implementing our Damerell Group ‘we can’ activities.

Josh Phegan Damerell Group

The buddy system

This system was implemented last lockdown and was a great success – so it’s back again for 2022! Every single member of our team across the business is paired up. The remit is simple – call your buddy for a natter or a catch-up once a day to check-in. This is one of the ways that we can keep an eye on the health and wellbeing of our team.

Daily team Google Hangout sessions

These sessions are a chance to celebrate the successes of our team, no matter how small. We also use this platform to talk about up-coming training, updates to our business processes in light of CV19 and new Marketing activity. Our Takapuna team, brand new to our family, found these regular sessions a great way to feel a part of our wider business.

We’ve gone digital

We are really proud of our quarterly magazine, aptly named The Quarterly. Despite CV19 throwing up a printing challenge this quarter, our magazine has still gone out to thousands of inboxes (instead of mailboxes) across Auckland. We have armed our sales team with a digital version customised to each suburb and custom tracking to help with further engagement with hot leads.

And of course, a bit of fun…

We’re a social bunch and we love to spend time with one another when we get the chance. A great example of this is our monthly All Hands sessions which are often at max capacity! Level 4 hasn’t stopped us from having a good time. We have run competitions to share some snapshots of lockdown life, virtual Friday drinks and even a sketch and sip event. Follow us on Instagram to see what we’re getting up to next…

Sketch and sip at Damerell Group

Keeping busy, sticking to a routine and taking time out for a walk, good book, meditation or a podcast are all great tips from our team. What are your lockdown-life tips?

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