Keeping Your Team Engaged and Productive -  BGP Response Programme Workshop

In partnership with Zena Everett.

It’s hard to stay focused with everything that’s going on at the moment, not least because we are turning into zoom zombies.

Being productive is not about putting in more hours, it’s about prioritising and executing on the tasks that have the greatest impact. Our brains are in survival mode, making prioritising and concentrating even harder than usual. If you want your team to stay engaged and motivated, you have to give them engaging and motivating work to do.
Good managers will use this time to help their teams adapt and grow, developing new habits and working styles when working remotely that will energise them long after the crisis has past.


  • Prioritisation and daily focus: chasing antelopes not field-mice
  • Beat Parkinson’s Law and Student Syndrome - intensive bursts of deep work, shorter deadlines, more regular check-ins, not check-ups
  • Increasing collaboration and giving people the opportunity to solve problems and make a real impact
  • Building trust by improving feedback
  • Managing the work flow – improving communication, reducing bottlenecks, controlling distractions

Productivity Expert Zena Everett is an international executive coach and sought-after speaker with her Crazy Busy™ and Crazy Busy for Leaders™ sessions. She was an executive coach on the Executive MBA programme at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and is a speaker for the London Business Forum. Zena is author of Mind Flip: Reinvent Your Future and Crazy Busy: How to get more done in a day

Asking questions

You will be able to ask questions and provide feedback throughout using Slido. You can access Slido by:

You will be able to ask questions which we will approve. You can also up vote questions so we can identify the most burning questions. At the end of the webinar, please provide feedback using the ‘polls’ tab.

You can find more information about the BGP Response Programme and sign up for future activities at