It has been some three months or so since we decided to colonise the Bunnington Post. Since our arrival we have taken our time sussing out our new staff, doing a TNA, reviewing the existing SLA to suit our specific needs, putting into place new KPIs, introducing PDPs for our staff in addition to their ARs and of course had various people sign NDAs because the old one was voided with the tragic loss of our illustrious predecessor, Professor Dr Katrijn PhD. It certainly is in her memory that we are doing a thorough job.
It’s been busy and this could very easily have interfered with our nap time, we hear you think. Let us reassure you on that front… This is where delegation and multitasking come in.
You see, the art of leadership lies in making your staff think you are doing things for them while getting them to do all the legwork. Very effective.
There has been no lack of beauty sleeps chez nous, and that is just as well because there are big boots to fill in that respect.
Supervising staff remains our priority for now. They are still on probation after all.
So far, the signs are good. For instance, our staff translated our requirements for sufficient space and privacy into a bespoke solution.
Depending on time of day, we will be taking our naps in various locations. On pleasant days, we prefer our blue lean-to in front of our summer house. We have scratched ourselves a comfortable little bowl in the earth to fit our ample bottoms in.
The afternoons are most pleasantly spent in our west-facing lean-to, where the paving slabs remain cool longer on warm days. The veranda to two sides of our summer house is a real bonus.
But the best bespoke solution we have managed to get our staff to design and implement is our large outside playpen, connected to our summerhouse and veranda by a 12 foot pipe.
We had a survey done and settled on the sadly neglected vegetable garden which borders on the flower garden for our new playground. It is full of delicious weeds and grasses and had a large amount of bare soil to dig in.
Sadly on thing was non-negotiable as far as our security-conscious staff was concerned: they insisted on installing CCTV to catch trespassers immediately and protect our privacy in this hidden corner of the garden.
We don’t mind, and when the mood takes us, we’ll even put on a show to entertain them. Here is Drusilla enjoying her favourite chair once more.
Oh and by the way: being the millennial buns that we are, find us on Instagram to see what we’re up to on an almost daily basis. Nosebumps!