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.
Sel (Sue-Ellen) Watts
Founder wattsnext Group