September is often associated with the return to school, the feeling of a new beginning and a chance to reinvent yourself. This year, the start of a new school year coincides with many companies implementing return to work policies, either in part or in full. Yet the disruption of the past eighteen months still reverberates, through our businesses and our communities. How, then, can we approach these new starts from a place of opportunity, especially when there is still so much confusion and uncertainty?
Mark Monchek reports from the middle of the return-to-work debate, offering conscious leaders a new way to think about the purpose of the office and the person behind each argument.
Anna Staritsina suggests we employ Freedom, Agility, and Humanity in our approach to workplace policies and implementation. “It is imperative that business strategies are nimble, and that leadership teams are open to constantly adjusting expectations and approaches,” she says.
Maia Monchek provides insight from an educator’s perspective, on how to care for yourself and your time and energy as our calendars begin to fill up again.
And I, Janie Brookshire, propose we all think about our work teams as creators of a play. We have the opportunity, now, to open a new script, build a new set, and take on a new role.
Our pencils are sharpened. Are yours?