By Connor Joyce, DLE Marketing Intern, Finance and Marketing major at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
With hybrid and remote environments becoming the new norm for organizations, how are employees adapting to new work standards that require flexibility and agility?
The Oct. 27 Breakfast Club posed that question through a moderated roundtable with a diverse group of members from organizations large and small. Three rallying points emerged from the lively group conversation:
● Be Self-Aware: Sanity metrics trump vanity metrics. Sometimes the overwhelming nature of change in work/life flexibility or workplace agility can lead to burnout or getting stuck. As one attendee shared, “It is important to recognize when you’ve been ‘hit,’ to take the time necessary to process it and move forward.” Change can feel overwhelming. So take a moment or two to stop–and evaluate if the current situation enables a healthy work/life balance.
● Look for the Positives: Discover the 20% of your work that delivers 80% of the value. Attendees spoke about many new skills and activities they’ve been able to experience and develop since transitioning from in-person to remote. Change is delivering benefits–and amidst discomfort, it is important to seek them out.
● Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone: Change can be intimidating. A new role or workload shift may feel hefty. But these opportunities can bring personal and professional growth. Without taking risks, your skills can flatline.
Click here to watch the full conversation on the DLE YouTube Channel.