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“How are you complicit in creating the conditions you say you don’t want?”
During times of hardship, I always try to focus all my efforts on what I can control and accept what I can’t. Now a full year into the pandemic, we have all experienced a significant impact on some aspect of our lives. Over the last year, it has felt like there is almost nothing that is under our control. Instead, the world is just kinda… happening to us.
As a leader, we have to balance the organization’s desires and provide the care our team needs. I’ve been thinking a lot about this quote and what the people around us need. I believe we control more than we realize, and taking action can have a considerable impact. For example, we all want remote work to be better. What change do you want? Are you doing anything about it?
Do you want fewer Zoom meetings, but continuously schedule Zoom 1:1’s with your team? Do you want to be more asynchronous but immediately pick up the phone when you want to ask someone a question? Do you want people to work at their best times but wonder why they aren’t answering their emails at 8 AM?
What change do you want? Now, how are you helping that change happen?