On Wednesday, Life Based Value announces the launch of ‘Crisis’, a brand new digital training program available for British businesses that harness unique skills learned during the current lockdown for the world of work.
The announcement took place earlier today at EdTechX’s Global online summit, from company founder Riccarda Zezza, as the UK is facing one of its most intense and challenging ever transitions – the disruption of normal working life due Covid-19, and the eventual return to work after lockdown measures eventually ease.
Life Based Value conducted research of over 1,500 employees from European companies such EY and KIA showed that 60% of people are ready to return to work with renewed energy. Many also feel they have a fresh approach to work, almost half (41%) saying they have gained new skills during this time of crisis.
However, the results also revealed that most workers expect to see some change in their company. This includes 83% who expect their company to make room for change upon return from lockdown, and 69% expecting there to be more space for their thoughts and feelings to be heard as part of the return to the office.
A further 82% reflected a more definitive opinion that “lots of things must change”, suggesting that this time in lockdown has also given many employees time to reflect on their values and lifestyles.
The Crisis program directly responds to the needs highlighted by the survey. Developed
through extensive research, the course accompanies people through managing change, reducing stress, and releasing their potential for innovation. It helps show effective methods of navigating interactions with others, and makes information available to HR managers, to ensure they guide people through all aspects of the lockdown, including the return to work. It specifically aims to train skills such as self-determination, emotional awareness, flexibility, planning, effective communication, empathy, and creativity.
Available for entire companies, participants are guided through cognitive stimulation and reflections across a 9-step online journey, starting with individual exercises before joining up with their colleagues to form a collective narrative of the situation. It takes the form of 9 weekly modules, each lasting around 30 minutes, to be completed over a three month period.
Crisis was developed with insight from a large research team, including Pier Giovanni Bresciani, a lecturer at the University of Urbino, Italy, who also represents the Italian Government in the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.
Riccarda Zezza, Founder of Life Based Value said, “As we prepare for a future return to work, companies must tune into the new needs of their employees. We’re absolutely delighted to help increase their capacity to innovate and, in general, they can count on a workforce that’s stronger, more motivated and more aware with Crisis.
“Our program, which we have worked tirelessly on, accompanies people as they manage change. At a personal level, they feel heard and involved in the process of redefining their company’s culture – reducing stress and unleashing their creative potential.”