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Why Getting "Back to Normal" Won't Work in the Modern Workplace

Released Tuesday, 22nd June 2021
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As many US companies begin to explore their “back to the office” plans, traditional leadership models, tactics and beliefs are being tested. Many leaders in the investment management industry are bluntly expressing their opinions of the appropriate “return to normal” timeline and approach. On the other hand, employees, a majority of them millennials, have been very clear that if their organizations force them back to the way things were before, they’ll quit.

With news of these pronouncements, Nikki:
- shines a light on the leadership dynamics at play
- highlights data points around current sentiments on workplace re-entry that shift the power to the employee
- talks about the tactics of confusion and fear to achieve compliance
- discusses the generational friction with the shift towards millennial leadership and impact of age-based generalizations,
- touches on the resistance to technology and the old school “you have to go through what I went through” approach
- dives into the aspects of traditional leadership that focus on time & money, and how they are in conflict with this urgent, rigid push to get “back to normal”
- encourages listeners to put their critical thinking caps on to view this workplace transition with an inclusive lens
  Let us know how your organization is approaching re-entry: https://www.nikkiinnocent.com/jointheconversation