Workplace: Today

Today is different than yesterday. Tomorrow will be different than today. This is always true. Now, daily changes carry volume and weight that feel more ominous, like storm clouds gathering, holding unknown results.

How long will we work from home? When can we go back to work in our regular settings? What do we have to do to be compliant with re-opening protocols? Each state, city, and organization has guidelines to follow. Some days it feels like a full-time job to figure out the correct details.

Some days it feels confusing, overwhelming, and disappointing. Wait. These stormy feelings come and go even in the best of times. Watching for productive opportunities matters. Looking for silver linings helps us weather the times. Tending to the most significant parts of our business remains high-priority.

For decades, many workplaces have said: “safety is job one.” While safety takes on new layers of meaning today, it remains important. Helping others to feel safe in our workplaces is just as important as our keeping ourselves safe. Create clear signage about what you expect of employees AND of customers. Be clear about what your business is doing to follow required protocols.

Some days determining what actions to take feels manageable; feels like all will be normal again soon. These sunny days lead to confidence about how to proceed.

Day-over-day, moment-by-moment, we have choices before us. Today is the day we have.

What energy are you putting into today?

What does today need to bring you for tomorrow to work out well?

Workplace: Managing the moments of our day-to-day business lives takes work. Together, let’s explore what issues and activities affect us every day (or some days) that we go to work. – Jana

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