Australia is slowly heading back to work, New York is still bunkered down with very little chance of workplaces reopening before October, if this year.  There is no doubt that Covid-19 has changed each of us and depending on our individual experiences that change will be just as individual.

We keep talking about business and work not returning to how it was. More zoom calls, more work from home arrangements, perhaps a different office set up, less travel, no more handshaking. We will wait to see what work life looks like for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.

But what about us as people. How have we changed? Will our priorities be different, perhaps our goals and dreams, our motivators or our everyday needs.

As you prepare for the ‘new normal’ for your workplace, we recommend conducting a ‘staff survey’ of sorts.   It only needs to be short! Just one simple but powerful question infact.

“What do you need and want from work in the post Covid-19 new normal?”

A simple question asking what matters most at work for your people now.  This will not only go along way with increasing engagement but also ensure that you are re-opening a workplace that is educated, inclusive, realistic and can succeed.

Thank you

Sel (Sue-Ellen) Watts

Founder wattsnext Group

Author: Sel Watts
Sel, the Founder of wattsnext Group, is a visionary and inspiring business leader. With a deep passion for small to medium business (SMB), Sel brings gutsy honesty and commercial realism to the table. A true entrepreneur, Sel is committed to disrupting the way business owners utilise HR and increase performance and engagement. She is also curious about technology and the future of work, using her business as an experimental lab of forward-thinking methodologies to help her clients achieve peak performance. Sel is also the Co-Founder of multiple businesses and spends time coaching other business owners, keeping it real with her vast tactical experience of growing businesses. She also has a pretty interesting life story which you can check out at her personal website