Trying to strike a balance between work and family life when running and working in a consultancy business can be really tough. A lot of people see consultancy as the holy grail but many fail to understand the sacrifices made behind the scenes to ensure the business is successful.
Teamwork at RDHS Ltd is at the centre of our business, it says a lot about the strength of mind of everyone involved. We spend many hours out on the road, travelling the UK and the world to deliver the best service we can, but this comes at a cost, which is time away from our families and our team in the office. Consultancy can be a lonely place – when out and about we spend a lot of time on our own, which can be very challenging – equally the team in the office can be working on their own for long periods of time.
As much as we talk about the sacrifices the team makes, we must recognise the sacrifices our families make. Without the support from our families, we wouldn’t be able to deliver our work.
Finally, the pressures of running a business can lead to a lot of stress, lost sleep and worry about areas of the business such as cash flow, resourcing, client management and so on. Despite the rewards of working in a business such as ours, we must always recognise the affects this has on our #mentalhealth. #WorldMentalHealthDay does a tremendous job in raising the profile of an area heavily overlooked in previous decades.
We, as individuals and as a business strive to boost our mental well being through various means. Individually we spend time outdoors walking our dogs, engaging in exercise and socialising with those close to us, and as a team we embrace the use of technology by communicating frequently through phone, emails and social media platforms. Not forgetting our regular team meetings and get-together’s, which whilst supporting the needs of the business, also are a key factor in supporting the needs of the team’s mental well being.