The pandemic has disrupted how most of us work, and for many teams, this has been challenging. As the COVID story continues, the longer-term impact – things like lower morale & engagement and greater anxiety & stress – begin to bite. Teamwork expert, author and coach Andy Fieldhouse will look into the impact that the pandemic is having on teams. He will offer insights and advice on:
- The importance of consciously and intentionally addressing the impact of COVID in your team;
- How to boost morale and engagement;
- What can be done to prepare for disruption in the future.
About Andy Fieldhouse
Team coach and author Andy Fieldhouse is a man with a mission: To help people get teamwork right. Andy says: “You know how some teams really struggle to get the job done because they just can’t seem to work well together, and things like poor communication and conflict are getting in the way of their success?
I help companies save money by avoiding the costly issues that arise when teams are not functioning properly. I train and coach teams so that they can create a cohesive, connected culture based upon meaningful purpose, deep trust and supportive relationships. This helps to reduce the financial impact of issues like high staff turnover, low employee engagement and workplace anxiety, stress and absenteeism.”
Andy has spent 25 years working in and with teams in the UK and the Middle East and uses his experience and expertise to help work teams create the culture and practices necessary for them to achieve success. In 2020, Andy published his first book ‘Getting Teamwork Right – the key to happy, successful and resilient teams’ which became an Amazon #1 best seller. Andy was a featured author at the prestigious Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature in 2021.
Andy has been working for 12 years in the field of team development, and has extensive experience training, advising and coaching teams from a wide range of sectors and companies. Living and working in the UAE for over a decade also gives Andy extensive experience of the particular challenges that highly diverse and multicultural teams face. He qualified as an ORSC™ (Organization & Relationship Systems) ICF (International Coach Federation) coach in 2017.
Originally from the UK, Andy is in his 13th year living in Dubai with his Australian wife and their two children. When not working or enjoying time with his family, Andy enjoys the odd round of golf or catching up on reading history books.