As we quickly approach the month of June, many companies are gearing up to return back to the office. It will be different in more ways than one, and the main question is, is this really too soon to return back to the office full throttle? I think it is being rushed because a vast majority of the US population has not been fully vaccinated. You are not considered fully vaccinated until two weeks after your second shot of Pfizer or Moderna and the only shot of Johnson and Johnson. I think it is too soon, but who am I. Oh, I am a career enthusiast, hunty just trying to school all the people in the back.
Well, while I was roaming around my email, I came across this article regarding 4 Workplace Habits Not to Bring Back Post-Pandemic. The list is below for your entertainment.
1. Hosting Long and Laborious Meetings:
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of meetings per person has risen by 12 percent since the pandemic, yet the average length of a meeting has declined by 20 percent. That means that despite people's calendars getting booked more often, there's a bigger appetite for bite-size meetings over the longer 60- or 90-minute sessions.
It is not good for the average person to be in back to back meetings each day especially if there are no actionable outcomes that come out of the meetings. I think it is important that people really think through if a meeting is necessary and if there is one, be sure to be clear and concise.
2. Scheduling After Work Events:
It is important that companies think about people lives and the need for work life balance. It is vital to understand that people need time with their family and loved ones during the day and week. The work events can be incorporated into the work day on a monthly or quarterly basis if need be.
3. Coming in the Office When You Are Sick:
We need to normalize staying home when we are really sick. It is important more now than ever.
4. Sitting through painful commute times:
This a time when employees will need to think through if the commute is worth it. A lot of people are saying it is not worth it.
These are some great points to think about......what do you think? Do you agree or disagree and why?
Have a good evening!