In part, I left my previous job because I wanted to feel more like I was part of a team. Idenna didn’t fail to deliver that in the short time I’ve been a Studio Manager for them before being furloughed.
So, to suddenly stop seeing them every day during the working week was a shock to the system. I dipped in and out of the daily team check-in video call but having to manage lockdown realities with a 12 year old, a 16 year old as well as a furloughed husband, the video call wasn’t a priority. Plus trying to concentrate on who is speaking and trying not to speak when someone else is, is actually quite difficult!
This is pretty much a straight-to-the-point-blog because I want to share with you what kind of team Idenna are. In the short time I worked with them in the good old days (aka in the office), each person has made their mark – and this is what I miss:
Rhea’s infectious laugh
Nat’s daily genuine enquiry into what you did the evening before
Fack’s food knowledge and baked goods
Dan’s quiet dry humour (quiet as in you can’t hear him – inside joke)
James’ Duracell humour, which really is funny
Tim’s stories of old
Jean-Pierre with his stories, but only if you’re there to listen between 8-8.30am
Buster’s sandy paws just after I’ve vacuumed
Discussing yoga, circuit class and healthy eating with Jo
Bam and his barking
Simon and his thoughtful presence
Kate and her studious, logical mind
Becky with her takeaway baked beans on toast, and her forthright attitude
Sam with his youthful, mindful nature
Ophelia and her ability to eat chocolate and crisps in the morning
Yestin and his reserved, thoughtful manner
Each person (and animal) with their unique personalities create a truly fabulous team spirit and I for one am so looking forward to being back with the team again properly.