Are you ready? How to prepare for and lead in a hybrid office
Are you going to the office tomorrow?
As vaccination rates increase in some parts of the world, businesses are re-opening.
Maybe you’re lucky to live in a country where the number of infected people is dropping, and you’re getting your laptop bag out of the closet, and ditching your leggings or sweatpants in exchange for what will feel like getting your normal life and self back.
Just like you, I’m much looking forward to re-entering the world of in-person meetings.
But I also feel a bit unprepared.
If you’re like me, once the excitement over occasionally escaping the home office settles, you’ll be starting to think about the nuances and changes in your current work scheme, and how you should best approach them.
Here are some questions on my mind that you too may be wondering about:
Is it ok to ask whether your colleague/business partner/client is vaccinated?
Will you wear a mask? In which circumstances and when is it okay not to?
Are you ready to speak up and ask others to wear a mask if they’re not complying?
Can you excuse yourself from a meeting if you know that some of the attendees aren’t vaccinated?
How will we keep safety at the forefront when we’re tired of this topic and desperately wish to feel and behave “normal”?
If I could come up with those questions in less than 30 seconds, so will your team members, business partners, and colleagues.
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