As we move into autumn there’s definitely change in the air. The leaves are starting to fall, the temperature has dropped and we’re all slowly making our way back into the office in a bid to return to pre covid working arrangements. With the country moving into orange and many workplaces insisting on the great return we’re once again changing our routines and adjusting to a new normal.
Many organisations have deemed May the mass return deadline. With a view to bringing back collaboration, contributing to the economy and filling our deserted city centres with the sound of commutes, working lunches and coffee catch ups once more.
For some it’s a welcome means of social interaction, structure and routine but for others it’s another change, another ask of us to adapt and adjust to something different. After spending the last two years adjusting to working from home the upheaval will be felt keenly for those who prefer not to commute, have got very comfortable at home and are now wondering why they need an office and all the challenges that come with it – distractions, increased costs, longer days etc.
Either way we’re all having to adapt again as change comes. As it always does. Just like the seasons and the falling of the leaves. As summer gives way to winter our cosy home based offices are now giving way to a return to the commute. But this is life, change is constant and our need to adapt constantly being tested. With that in mind here’s a few tips to help navigate the next few months:
Whilst we’ll all have different feelings about the return to the office as we head into winter know that we’re united by the fact we’re adapting to another change is circumstance and routine but just as the seasons change so do we. Those, like me, who are sad to see the summer go can look forward to cosy night in front of the fire instead. What are the silver linings in your change? Getting out of the house, booking a trip overseas, or getting to dress up again! We’re all different so know that your experience is valid but it may not be the same as those you work alongside.