Since March of last year, I have worked from home, much like many of you. The bright side: I get ready in minutes. I schedule meetings without worrying about commuting. I get to pet my dogs or take a break whenever I want. The not-so-great: I miss my family and friends. I want to see my students face-to-face, have dinner with them at Fernando’s, and run fun simulations that allow us to run through the corridors. I am ready to host my students for “Cris’ famous wings.” The line between work and home is now completely blurred. So yes - I look forward to a normal life. However, am I looking forward to my office? Parking? Worrying about professional clothes? Rushing from meeting to meeting? Driving home in bad weather? Not really.
Some interesting statistics:
As vaccine supplies increase, many of us are considering back-to-work plans. So here are my questions:
Dr. Cris Wildermuth
Dr. Cris Wildermuth is Linked:HR's Community Leader and an Associate Professor at Drake University, where she directs the Master of Science in Leadership Development. You may find out more about Dr. Wildermuth's leadership development, ethics, and intercultural development consulting practice at THIS PAGE.