We pose five questions on post pandemic work experiences to our guest, Edythe Richards.
As we emerge from the pandemic, some of us will travel back to co-located offices. The prospect of returning is both exciting and terrifying.
People used to working remotely for more than a year may be ill-prepared for their return to the office. With that in mind, we ask Edythe for answers to these five future of work questions:
- What does one do if someone thrusts their hand out for a handshake? Starts at 4:55
- How do we negotiate others’ needs for personal space? Starts at 8:46
- How do we empower those who want to work anywhere but at a traditional office setting? Starts at 13:29
- How do we reduce Zoom time and encourage more asynchronous communication? Starts at 20:12
- How do we contend with post-pandemic “irrational exuberance?” Starts at 25:03
What is more, Edythe expresses the need for intentionality in our ongoing work communications:
“[For me], it’s about the difference between urgent and important. So, I think that smart organizations are going to differentiate between what’s urgent and what’s important.”
About our guest:
Edythe Richards received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling from Seton Hall University. Her nationally recognized career counseling consultancy, A Top Career, is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
EPISODE DATE: April 16, 2021
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Image credits: Remote worker on a dock, THANATASDcom for iStock Photo; Portrait, Edythe Richards; Podcast button, J. Brandt Studio for The Dan Smolen Experience.