The 2pm Project
The 2pm Project was a live recorded, 10-part series, designed to entertain and guide people through the uncharted waters of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There’s no sugar-coating it. COVID-19 conjured up many unexpected challenges for all of us.
One day we were going about our business, leading our routine-driven lives, commuting to work, frequenting cafés and visiting our friends. But in a blink of an eye, that all changed.
Without warning, we found ourselves in what seemed like a pre-apocalyptic world. Our once peachy lives were filled with uncertainty, financial burdens, social distancing, remote working and of course, toilet paper hoarding.
With so many changes to our ways of living and working, we were experiencing emotional turbulence like never before. How were we supposed to continue moving forward when everything around us seemed so unfamiliar and quite frankly… scary?
That’s why we launched The 2pm Project – a weekly online show featuring a myriad of expert guests, helping people to:
- Make sense of what we were experiencing
- Learn ways to manage stress and promote wellbeing
- Get ideas on how to remain engaged and connected
- Adapt our mindsets and behaviours
- Acquire the skills to work remotely
- Identify the positives that came out of the situation
The show also featured a new musical act each week, highlighting the sea of creative talent during the industry’s quiet time.
Although the show has come to an end and the grasp of COVID-19 has begun to loosen, the series is still available for your viewing pleasure.
Even without a global pandemic looming over our heads, there is still so much to gain from our discussions and our experience in dealing with crises.
If you enjoyed The 2pm Project and would like an online variety show specific to the needs of your organisation – get in touch. We produce customised content, featuring your people and your talent!
Episode 10: Killing the Buzz: Rethinking Strategy, Purpose and Values
So here we are folks, waving goodbye to The 2pm Project after a wonderful, informative and entertaining 10 episode series. But wasn’t it an episode to go out on! We were joined by Interchange Founder and Managing Director Gabrielle Harris, as well as Interchange Facilitators Jack Finsterer and Raj Sidhu, to chat about organisational purpose, strategy and values. We also had a chat to the fabulous Phillipa Edwards from Glenferrie Brass, followed by an extremely fun and colourful performance by the group.
Episode 9: What We’ve Learned from COVID-19
Not only did we get to witness a stunning performance by musician Juliette Coleman in episode 9, we also got to chat to MYOB’s Chief Employee Experience Officer, Helen Lea, KeepCup’s CEO and Founder, Abigail Forsyth and Interchange’s Consulting Director, Nick Everingham, about what they’ve learned from the COVID-19 experience.
Episode 8: Health and Safety During a Crisis
Episode 8 of The 2pm Project delved deep into the health and safety space, shining a light on the necessary considerations when managing a crisis like COVID-19. Providing their expertise and lived experience, we had two incredible guests joining the Interchange team – Head of HSE at Liang O’Rourke, Richard Coleman, and Head of HSW at Woolworths NZ, Ben Sheidow.
Episode 7: Re-Onboarding
With the return to normality on the horizon, episode 7 couldn’t have come at a better time. Joining the usual crew last week to discuss the re-onboarding process, was Organisational Psychologist at Transitioning Well, Rachael Palmer and Head of Land Systems Division, Major General Andrew Bottrell.
Episode 6: Leading During a Pandemic
With organisations experiencing so many changes in the current climate, leaders have been left facing more challenges than ever before. Catch up on episode 6 and hear Interchange Managing Director, Gabrielle Harris, WesTrac NSW and ACT Chief Executive, Greg Graham and SEEK Australia and New Zealand HR Director, Rebecca Supierz, discuss their experiences of leading during a pandemic.
Episode 5: Ultra-Flexibility
It’s no secret that COVID-19 dropped a huge bombshell on us all. Our working arrangements have been shaken within an inch of their lives, bringing about flexibility on a scale we’ve never seen before. But when the dust settles, which of our new practices should stay within our routines and what have we gained from this experience? To weigh in on this conversation, we invited special guest, Professor Anne Bardoel, from the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University.
Episode 4: Circles of Control and Influence
Our resident panellists were joined by special guest Darren Flanagan, to discuss Circles of Control and Influence. We also witnessed an incredible musical performance by Australian, Romani Gypsy act…Lolo Lovina!