Did you know that April is Stress Awareness Month? The theme this year is 'Regaining Connectivity, Certainty and Control'. Something we could each do with. At the start of the month, I posted 30 Day Challenge Resources provided by Stress Management Society. This featured lots of stress-busting hints and tips to help you re-connect, plus a fact sheet on The Impact of Workplace Stress
The last twelve months has seen a massive shift towards remote working across many industries. While the UK may be gradually moving towards a more normal situation, it is likely that working from home, or at the very least a hybrid arrangement, is going to remain a common feature of working life. Indeed, several large companies, such as BP and the Nationwide Building Society, have already signalled their intent to offer employees more flexibility in their roles in the future.
In a recent interview with McKinsey, Björn Annwall, lead of Volvo's business in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), outlines the importance [to Volvo] of building the capabilities of all their people. He expressed the value of competency development and for companies to think through individual career planning and career pathing.
Working from home some of the time, or hybrid working, will become "the norm" for many companies after the pandemic, says global workspace provider IWG.
In the last of this series of blogs, I turn to exploring your career change options by focusing on your values, passions and goals. You will recall that these are the final three of the six suggested areas of self-assessment and reflection on your own career change: