Maintaining team routines


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Routines have proven psychological benefits: helping to improve the clarity of thought, reducing anxiety and improving productivity. In times of high stress and high uncertainty, such as the coronavirus pandemic, establishing a degree of stability can be an effective way for managers to protect wellbeing in their teams.

This guide was written for NHS leaders to help them maintain a routine for their teams, but line managers from other organisations might also find it useful.

It is broken up into multiple short sections, including:

  • how to create and stick to a team routine,
  • developing your own personal routine,
  • how your planned routine might be affected by home working, and
  • links to further information and support.

You can choose to make an account on the Our NHS People site, even if you do not work for the NHS. This allows you to track your progress through this guide and many others, and lets you return to the place you left off if you have to stop part way through a section. Click here to create an account or log in. However, you do not need to make an account to access it if you’d prefer not to.

To see the full list of guides available from Our NHS People, click here.

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