Are there changes in your office schedule or office hours? If not, you may be one of the very few people who are not experiencing changes in their work lives.
Most of us experienced massive changes in our work schedules and office hours as we moved to remote work during the 2020 global pandemic. It took many months of adjustments to create a new rhythm and pace that we have become accustomed to, and now it’s time to transition back.
In my conversations with clients with varying levels of responsibility and leadership in their organizations, it seems that they have adjusted to this new routine and are not looking forward to the transition.
Some would like to return to the office part-time, only because it is a way to get out of the house a few times per week, while others are not keen on going back to the office at all. Some leaders are pleased with the level of productivity in their teams and hope to maintain the pandemic productivity levels, some are concerned about losing momentum should there be a massive exit from remote to in-office work.
Employees with young children especially enjoyed the relaxed pace that allowed their children to sleep in a bit longer, while they got some work done early in the mornings. No matter your role, you must be thinking about what things will look like post-pandemic, as we return to some measure of normalcy.
I would love to hear what is going on for you. I have launched a Linkedin Live Show Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, called “Office Hours” and I would love to hear what you are concerned about, are looking forward to and maybe dreading. The show will explore a range of changes that come with the new office hours reality in a post-pandemic era.
The show will showcase a range of strategies and guests to provide workplace wellness tips to make your office hours productive and resilient. It will also showcase you sharing your challenges in the office and finding solutions to address the office hours challenges.
I invite you to leave me a voice message with your comments and stories about your office hours challenges and any topics you want me to address on the show. Also, look out for an invite to join me on Clubhouse to discuss office hours strategies and workplace wellness tips for a post-pandemic era.
To Your Wellness
Presenter: Joyce Odidison, MA, PCC. CTDP.
Joyce Odidison is President of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 24 years and is the Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce the Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching, the first black-owned coaching school offering a wellness competency mindset curriculum, which is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Joyce is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness