June 2021 - on handling the return to the office just right, making your team more resilient, working the perfect number of hours, and playing outside!
I hope that Canadian readers had a good Canada Day (July 1st) and that U.S. readers had a happy 4th of July.
In most conversations I have with managers these days the topic of returning to the office is on everyone’s mind… and also on their calendars! It’s also all over the news, the virtual water cooler, and the research. Expect a few references down below.
I’m going back to a more telegraphic style this month. Ten links… plus one.
If you’re experiencing anxiety or dreading the return to “normal”, you’re not alone.
Mental health professionals recommend that the return be slow.
Paying more than scant attention might start with, and be as simple as, checking up on their kids.
Want to make your team more resilient? This paper suggests embracing on-job learning and (shock!) letting your employees express their views.
You’re struggling to develop one of your team members? Consider this: you might first have to help them become more coachable.
To come full circle with the return-to-work topic, here’s a simple way to obtain a mental-health benefit: commuting.