Connecting people in the snow

Keeping people connected in bad weather

Keeping business operating

Technology is a critical tool in keeping businesses and services running and meeting the demands upon them. As the calendar turns to the 1st March and we all start to think about the warmth of spring approaching, we are faced with a very different truth as the media tells the story of Storm Emma and we are all covered in snow.

The whole of the nation is griped by the flurry of snow that is falling upon us, schools are deciding whether to open, businesses are digging out their continuity plans and GP Practices continue to do their best in triaging and treating patients up and down the country.

Utilising technology

Working in this weather takes resilience as just getting out of our house can prove to be challenging. With determined spirits the Practice Unbound GP Leads, Transformation Leads and Senior Coaches are out in the snow, travelling the length and breadth of England and Wales, as they deliver Workflow workshops.

However, back in the office the Workflow Coaches are busy delivering virtual training and answering calls to support 100’s GP Practices across the UK as they support their implementation of Workflow.

In weather as potentially treacherous as the media portrays and parts of the UK grinding to a halt, technology is a critical tool in keeping businesses and services going. With more options available to us to keep people working, either from home or in the office has more possibilities by communicating in a virtual environment.

Staying in touch

Communicating via online methods keeps people connected and participating in meetings, training and remaining aligned to the purpose of the organisation and their objective delivery. Virtual working and learning has been around for years but is being utilised in more ways for the purpose of sharing knowledge, enabling engagement and becoming part of everyday communications.

The Practice Unbound teams take advantage of technology to stay connected to each other and customers. By thinking creatively they have moved meetings to an online environment for people that are unable to attend in person, delivered training via virtual classrooms and screen sharing facilities and continued to collaborate on projects by submitting updates and feedback to online work spaces.

The snow can fall and the winds can blow but with the aid of technology, the Practice Unbound teams are set up to support each other and their customers where ever they are located.