The Owl and the Peacock by Sally Duxfield from Makahika OPC
Loving being at home, treasure the silence and the lack of interaction or are you going completely stir crazy and desire cuddles, laughter and people?
Needing something different at this time will depend on your level of extroversion or introversion.
As leaders, we need to be agile in our support processes and know when to engage with our team and when to leave them in their 'my-sky happy place'.
The HAWK - driven, solo, competitive, low empathy,
doesn't need your approval, drives projects and teams,
essential in times where high energy and focus are
required - introvert.
The PEACOCK - vivacious, happy, funny (particularly in
their own minds), love entertaining, drawing with
brightly coloured pens (on themselves), maintain high
energy for teams however can be a little distracting -
The DOVE - quiet, kind, peace maker, loves being
around people but not necessarily speaking to them.
Hates conflict and happy to be led - quiet extrovert
who recharges around others
The OWL - process driven, low low low empathy,
technical, routine driven, fantastic at planning and
project management - strong introvert.
W H A T D O Y O U N E E D ?
The HAWK - Thank goodness - I don't have to talk to anyone and those annoying peacocks cannot disturb me - I don't need anyone else at this time, but need you to do what you've been told - quickly.
The PEACOCK - aaaahhh noooo, zoom me, message me, hello hello are you there, someone talk to me, desperately need you to speak to me, regularly, please make a time for us to message and drink coffee or gin together on a screen (quite large screen so you can see me properly)
The DOVE - I hate isolation, I don't know what to do as there are no Hawks to tell me; please don't forget about me. I don't have the courage to zoom you, but would love it if you remembered me and invited me for a coffee zoom call, please, thank you. and sorry for being a nuisance, sorry.
The OWL - the world is in order, we should all work in isolation. I'm about to go down into a rabbit hole and contemplate the end of the world. Constantly considering all things way way outside of my circle of influence and I probably need to be dragged into virtual social interaction so that I don't look up recipes for foxgloves just in case the end of the world is nigh.
SO it's time to nurture - explore the needs of your
team and consider the agility of your response to
your teams mental well-being.
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