We’re all looking at lives differently. When things go back to normal, do you want the same things? The same home life, the same hobbies, the same dreams, the same job.
For some, the luxury of choice, especially on the latter, which affects the rest, may not be in our hands. Companies are shedding staff, cutting costs and revisiting how they work as an organisation. This may mean when you go back to work, the organisation is a different one. Now teams have worked from home, maybe there will be more of that. If you are the quiet one on conference calls and Slack chats, you may not be remembered for their sterling efforts pre-Covid and the old adage ‘he who shouts loudest gets heard’ may mean you need to up your game online. There are plenty of coaching companies out there to help with that.
But what if you have been laid off or if you had time to think and you want to do something different. Where do you start? And is now the right time?
Well, yes. There isn’t a better time. It seems that out of adversity comes opportunity. Companies including CNN, Microsoft, Disney and HP all started when their country was in recession.