As you know many of the lockdown restrictions are still in place and home working is expected where this is practical.
These circumstances raise numerous issues for managers, human resources professionals and trainers.
Before lockdown managers were able to manage people by physically being in the workplace. Since lockdown I have heard some managers complain that they feel that people are not giving their full attention to the job. However, I tend to hear more positive comments where staff are more flexible, both those working from home and those who still operate in the workplace.
That’s not to say all is well. I hear of stress, strain, pressure, mental health issues from some, and others saying they love the new way of working and don’t want to go back to working from the office.
What is the way forward during the next six months and beyond?
In part the answer is obvious… we keep pressing on. However, we would be foolish to waste this opportunity to re-evaluate everything we do.
I hope you find my thoughts about before, now and what next? helpful.
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