At David Allen, our people are at the heart of what we do.
As we all stay in to help fight the Coronavirus it is important that we support our team to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
We have spoken to Steve, Chris and Rebecca to find out how they are staying motivated and what their typical day looks like.
Managing Director and Independent Financial Advisor, Steve Balmer, sticks to his normal routine and dresses as if he is going to work.
“I stay motivated working from home by sticking to my usual routine as much as possible. This involves me wearing my usual work clothes and looking smart, despite not having a haircut for over a month! When speaking to clients via TEAMS, it is important for them to see me looking professional and not in my hoody or t-shirt.
I start the day with my to do list and make sure I don’t deviate from it or get distracted by other tasks, such as my dog or children! I have started to have some time out for lunch, this is a novelty I must admit, but re-runs of Loose Women soon get me back to my desk in quick time!
Clients need continuity as much as I do. My contact with them on the phone, email or web cam needs to be a “Business as Usual” approach. I finish at normal work time, and then completely pack away for the evening so that I don’t get “tempted” back in.”
Accounts Assistant, Chris Martin, completes his normal working hours and uses his lunch hour to play his guitar.
“I’m working my usual hours but with the added benefit of being able to play my guitar at lunch. In the evening, I then go out on my bike, sticking to the one ride a day and being sensible when I am out on the road. As much as I want to, I am not doing anything like a stage on the Tour De France at the moment.
I appreciate the flexi-time that David Allen operates, it gives me the freedom to get outside earlier than normal and see the
nicer parts of the day.”
IT Technician, Rebecca Wilson, ensures she get’s up from her desk to stay active
“The David Allen IT team have been extremely busy with over 360 calls coming into the group on a daily basis. It would be easy to sit at my desk and never move!
However I make sure that I get up and be active, even if it is just for 10 minutes. This helps my mind and body stay focused and productive.
I tend to run early in the morning and by laying out my kit the night before, I have no excuse. My morning runs give me a burst of energy and prepare me for the day ahead!
As well as running, I love getting out for a quick spin on the bike. It helps me to wind down after a busy day. Carlisle is like a different city at the moment. There is very little traffic at night – it’s fun but a little spooky!”