five questions on post pandemic workWe pose five questions on post pandemic work experiences to our guest, Edythe Richards.

Edythe is an Emotional Intelligence expert. She is also the new host of the EQ at Work podcast which explores how EQ may be used to positively shape the future of work.

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:

  1. What does one do if someone thrusts their hand out for a handshake? Starts at 4:55
  2. How do we negotiate others’ needs for personal space? Starts at 8:46
  3. How do we empower those who want to work anywhere but at a traditional office setting? Starts at 13:29
  4. How do we reduce Zoom time and encourage more asynchronous communication? Starts at 20:12
  5. How do we contend with post-pandemic “irrational exuberance?” Starts at 25:03

five questions on post pandemic workWhat 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.