In this episode, we discuss the importance of reflecting on transition. Fall is naturally a time of transition and change, from the changing of the seasons, the leaves, or more specific changes like children going back to school and business preparing for the year’s final quarter.
Three Questions to Help You Navigate Personal Change
Brian, Linda, and Nathan discuss how we have grown and changed in the last three months from summer to fall. Then, we ask you to reflect on three questions to help navigate personal change in your own life:
- What sort of transition or change am I going through right now?
- What do I need to succeed during this time?
- What does well-being mean for me today?
Reflections on Change & Transition
We are Paying Attention in a Different Way
We all have the opportunity to pay attention in a different way in a post-COVID world. One of the things that we’ve noticed is we are receiving many, many invitations to return back to in-person delivery as much as possible. Companies are paying more attention to the need to come back together in-person and provide that moment where we can be with one another in the same space.
People are responding to some type of human need that’s very elemental in us. We are communal beings. We need to be with other people. Our number one observation is that this idea of being in person together is a big deal.
We are Reframing Identity Post-COVID
For each individual, this is a moment for us to consider what transition has happened in our person. How do we show up in a post-COVID world? How do we respect the changes that have happened to us in our person so that we now can be in-person? How has being isolated and challenged impacted you in your person? And how do you now show up?
As you reframe your identity in a post-COVID workplace and world, remember to be vulnerable and present. What does that look like for you?
We All have Emotional Needs
We are frequently invited to create moments of being back in-person, but we can often overlook what it’s actually like for people to step back into social settings again. We’ve taken it for granted that we know how to interact with other people.
As humans, we all have an emotional need to be in connection with other people. It’s a fundamental core need of who we are as emotional beings. But there’s also the practical side of getting our needs met without being awkward.
Throughout the pandemic, we’ve all experienced a lack of consistency in what we, as people, have relied upon to say life is normal. Some of the very things that we’ve relied upon to indicate normalcy have been either taken away or significantly reshaped. What are we observing around the emotional needs of people as they return to the workplace, to school, and begin to interact with each other again?
What Does This Season of Change & Transition Look Like for You?
There is a heightened awareness that everyone has gone through significant change. No one has been left untouched by the amount of change that has happened over the last few years. As we’re all taking risks to come back to in-person or some type of hybrid situation, be aware that we will all have our own set of challenges as we’re emerging back into the social marketplace.
As people are transitioning back into a different way of working and relating to each other, there’s an invitation for acceptance, a new level of awareness, and a new type of listening to each other that may be very different than what it was like when we left the workplace.
What does this season look like for you? We’d love to hear about your experiences during this time of change and transition. Connect with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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