Not a banquet. Just a supper.
No fancy takeaways. Just simple home cooking.
Not rocket science. More domestic science.
Mix. Cook. Eat.
So, you may ask, how do I write (or update) my firm’s wellbeing policy?
1 Find a recipe …
(here’s an example of how some barristers set about it) then …
2 gather the ingredients …
What are we aiming for?
Who will be involved?
What’s the timescale?)
3 mix them up, then …
(Start drafting then sharing then editing.
Remember: the purpose of the first draft is just to exist. It will be rough and ready. That’s the point.)
4 pop in the oven …
(Circulate the document to everyone (yes, everyone) for feedback.)
5 set the timer …
(Give people time to respond and set a deadline.)
6 check a few times until the pinger pings …
(Reflect and edit again.)
7 and consume …
(Go live, with in-house and out-of-house people / orgs. in place.)
8 and repeat …
(Set timers for regular reviews.
“Build, measure, learn” (Eric Ries)