Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!
Every year, without fail, as everyone returns from their holidays or the regular shut down period, and the workplace starts to look a little more like normal, everyone, including management, can sometimes suffer from a little bit of 'return to work itis'. This year however, we're expected to see this trend more than ever.
After the year that was 2020, and the continued uncertainty about the future, coupled with the 'new normal' of hybrid work arrangements and the inevitable change fatigue that many were experiencing as 2020 came to an end, the return to work 'funk' that many find themselves in during January will be heightened even more.
The first thing many staff do when returning from leave is start planning their next holiday! This isn't always a bad thing, it gives them something to look forward to and then let's them focus on work between now and then. But now well let's be real, no one can realistically plan anything with any sense of...