The key to creating an environment that will allow your talent to thrive.

As some of us are gradually returning to work, wouldn’t it be nice to have a clear understanding of what the new normal actually looks like? Unfortunately, not many companies have a clear return-to-work strategy, and there is a great deal of uncertainty about agile working policies, health and safety, and plans for responding to future potential outbreaks.

Some organisations have had a fragmented approach in communicating their policies with their employees.  I understand that things are still evolving, but so is the world of business and companies still have well-structured  go-to-market strategies in spite of ever-changing competitive and market landscapes.

Like all strategic plans, a return-to-work strategy can always be reviewed and tweaked, so there is no excuse to not have one even in times of uncertainty. I have heard some executives say, “but I don’t know what the future will look like”. You have the power to create your own future and shape your new normal by, among other things, making sure you integrate the demands and expectations of your employees.

Don’t wait passively for the new normal to slowly unfold and shape itself before you. Be proactive, creative and compassionate – shape an environment that will welcome the talent that you protect and preserve. 

If you don’t take action, the new normal will be shaped by someone or something other than yourself, and you might not like what that new normal looks like.

Always at the service of your wellbeing,