This year is a once-in-a-century event (we hope) that is testing our technology, patience, and mental well-being. Work-from-home (WFM) is a boon to some and a bane to many. Humans are social and being away from our workplaces, which are normally a big part of where we get our interaction energy is a challenging. Virtual meetings are a safe substitute, but just not the same.
As our organizations try to keep on doing what they need to do, and try to manage the unknown, they have been tapping into the existing culture that was built up over many years. That may have been good or bad, but at least it was known. Now we are having to build a new culture from a far. This takes greater attention because we can’t rely on osmosis – ie. accidental engagement.
Hopefully, your leaders are continuing to invest in your development and building a healthy, albeit remote, relationship with you. Knowing your communication style through the DISC assessment is very useful as is learning your about your natural style of getting things done as measured by the Kolbe A Index.
For other great suggestions, read this summary from Morneau Shepell.