In this episode Miles and Laura Thomas (Legal & QHSE Director of Jackson Civil Engineering) talk about going back to the office after such a long time working from home. Is it that simple?
Miles and Laura focus on how employee wellbeing continues to rise up the corporate agenda and how senior leaders are taking mental health seriously, with most putting additional measures in place to support their employees . . . . BUT
Miles and Laura get into a deep and interesting conversation about returning to work after long periods of working from home during the pandemic and how difficult it is to re-adapt to a new environment – a different environment than it was before and still with many unanswered questions.
Laura highlights the issues around burn out and anxiety and the fear that people are already feeling returning to work – or as she prefers to call it ‘returning to the office’ – making it more realistic and perhaps less of a barrier for some people.
Laura talks about how she and her company are handling mental health and wellbeing – as they’ve pushed it to the top of their agenda, as well as the power of listening to your people and asking that simple question ‘How are You?’.
There’s a great deal to consider as your people return to the workplace and Miles and Laura give us some sound advice and some great take-aways!
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Guest: Laura Thomas Legal & QHSE Director of Jackson Civil Engineering and barrister.
Disclaimer: At the time of recording the information in this podcast was deemed to be correct BUT please note legislation, deadlines and information can change on a daily basis – so please always check with Vartan Consultancy for up-to-the-minute information.
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