The Changing Nature of Work

Updated: Jan 20, 2021


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When nothing is certain, anything is possible!

These are truly uncertain times as we do more with less. And, yes, it is an all-in juggle between work, family and other obligations. More women are stepping away from the workplace because of too many competing needs and the complications of prioritizing may be overwhelming. With the blending of boundaries, there is no defined start and stop to your day. For many introverts, they could not be happier than to be working remotely. For night-owls, or early risers, not having a defined schedule is the opportunity to work how and when they are best suited to complete tasks. However, for most people, the challenge of separating the personal from work requires discipline.

In the very early days of the Pandemic, productivity for many was sky-high and managers were reporting surprisingly dramatic increases in output. Many employees feared layoffs or furloughs which in part contributed to this new efficiency as adjustments in staffing and overhead were made. When operating with unfamiliar requirements, focusing on results eases anxiety and is measurable, underscoring your ability to be effective. Likewise, developing empathy, flexibility and honing communication skills helps you stand out as everything else shifts.

In times of great upheaval, it’s also a unique opportunity to take a risk, pivot and rethink your professional/personal profile. Remember, COVID has truly leveled the playing field.

  1. Try something new

  2. Identify a group you want to join. Is there a skill gap?

  3. Reinvent yourself

  4. Be intentional about connecting with old and new contacts

  5. Time to work the entrepreneurial muscle?

However comfortable you assumed you were with choice and change, it may morph into overwhelming anxiety that was never anticipated. This makes it the ideal time to engage the support of a career coach with experience in helping professionals achieve better, faster, results. At KICKSTART Your Transition we offer a broad range of services to fit your needs

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