It has definitely been quite a bumpy ride for many professionals, facing the recent pandemic and getting used to new practices during this recovery period. Working from home is now a very ordinary situation for managers and employees alike. But just as most of us are starting to settle in and get comfortable, returning to the office is always a thought at the back of our mind, and that day might come sooner than we think.
Therefore, it is vital to be prepared for the “new normal” and the challenges that we will be facing when we step foot into our much-beloved office. Although it might be the same familiar sights that greet us like a dear friend, the old workplace is no longer the same anymore.
This week, I would like to share 3 articles that will not only help us ease back to the days before the pandemic, but also give us the upper hand on what to expect and how we can manage not only our own expectations but our employees’ as well. So sit tight and embrace what will be known as, the beginning of a new dawn.
Change is to be expected, but how much of a change are we looking at exactly? From the way the office has to operate to new conventional ways of client meetings, it is best to be prepared to avoid a culture shock when we go back to the workplace with all the new rules and regulations implemented.
Just as we are acclimatized to working from home and organizing meetings through useful apps like Zoom or Skype, it is time to return to the office. But it is easier said than done. The transition back to the workplace may be more difficult than we would have thought it to be.
In this article, we can observe the expert’s insights on what we should expect going back to the office, with impressive 3D modeling examples nonetheless!
A company is only as good as its employees, it doesn’t get any more true than that. Focussing on any concerns they might have and revealing any issue that might cause them anxiety will be very critical for the company to face and embrace the new normal. Their voice is very important and with their opinions heard, getting back to optimal productivity will be achievable in a much shorter period of time.
A very insightful and well thought out game plan by Brett White on returning to work. We might already have a vision of what we should do when we get back to our workplaces but we can never be too sure about what might have been missed out. With the survey done, a collective of 8000 companies shares their thoughts and experience on what it actually is like opening the industry again after the pandemic.
From logistical planning of the building to the practice of social distancing, a very useful discussion we can surely benefit from to prepare us for the near future. So take time and have a look at this video, there are definitely tips we can learn from and implement for our own organizations. May we get to see better days ahead and experience a great beginning of a new dawn for everyone.
Last week, as part of our ‘Timeo Learning Series’, we have delivered a unique 75 minutes Live Training session with hundreds of participants from all around the World: ‘Aftershock & The New Normal – increase the productivity and motivation of your team’. This ‘Learning Journey’ follows a blended learning approach to develop skills, change behaviour and form best-practice habits that stick.
Contact me directly if you want to know more about this great initiative we can run for your Management and Leadership teams, wherever in the World!
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