“You are now experiencing sudden forced change.
Many of you are in a situation where you were forced to not go into work and work from home. Many people are finding it refreshing to do so. It’s novel and very different than what you expected. You have found certain things to be much better than working at the office, while some of you are finding some things to be more difficult.
Will you want to go back to work at the office where you feel a sense of belonging, or continue working from home where you enjoy new freedoms for your time and life? You discovered that you could avoid all the stress and wasted time driving an hour or more each way to work in rush-hour traffic and spending all that money on gas and wear and tear on your vehicle while getting stressed out over road-rage inclined drivers. You must admit, you didn’t like that. You could exchange this for an extra hour or two of sleep that you desperately need.
You are just beginning to discover the benefits of this new abnormal.
You wouldn’t come home from work so tired and stressed out that you grab the easiest thing to eat and drink and fall asleep watching TV. This is the type of stressful routine that leads to burnout. It provides no time for you to take care of yourself. How about all the co-workers that irritated you every day, the ones who played politics to get ahead in the organization. How about the boss who micro-managed everything you did? Do you miss them?
You have something that you never thought you had before – a choice! … a choice about who you work for and where.
Soon, in this country, more than half of the adult workers will be working remotely. This applies to all types of companies and all types of jobs within those companies. Everything that can be outsourced will be. Why would companies continue doing anything that added to their employee expense? Everybody will win in this type of situation. However, working remotely is not for everyone as some people feel comfortable when surrounded by others doing the same things that they do. Ultimately, these people will be forced to compromise their lifestyles in order to feel like they have some type of normality.
This situation we find ourselves in is a massive “in your face” example of how change, specifically, sudden change works. For those who dislike change and want everything to be a routine like before, will be in for a shock when they see the workplace change forever.
- You will quickly discover how working remotely from home has many benefits.
- When the virus threat is over months from now, companies will think twice before calling everyone back to the office to work. Many workers will be relieved about that.
- People will get a look at just how repressive their old life used to be.
HOW IT WORKS: Even after the coronavirus restrictions about staying-in-place and self-isolation is declared over, people will continue to remain discrete about where they go and who they interface with.
People will develop a routine of not exposing themselves to situations where a lot of people gather. Many places where people gather in the thousands will see a decline in attendance. In fact, they will attend from home, online, invite their friends to join them and maybe even share the cost, which would eliminate the travel, hotel, and individual tickets to attend.
The life that kept you on the edge – is solving itself. It’s utilizing the technology that is already in place. It will improve the quality of life for everyone. The old normal is currently reorganizing itself. It’s happening now! … this new abnormal, born from this sudden change, is happening faster than anyone could have previously imagined. Hold onto the Merry-Go-Round ride, as we all ride through this together! ~ Linda Deir
A mix of Spirituality and Unexpected Psychology … Linda Deir Transition Coach … guidance from “those” who know you best!