In this week's episode, we answer...
My family is a dual income home. My partner is still working, and I’ve been laid off. So I’ve taken over the household and our two young children. There is no in-class school, and there is no daycare, meaning they are with me all day. There are shifts I can make once I go back to work, but the days of the 8 - 10hr work day are long gone. If this is the new normal, what should working parents in this situation be expecting from their leaders? What should companies be doing to pivot with their employees new challenges? And what have you two changed to help your team succeed and meet them where they are?
We are reading Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates for our bookclub, so, if you'd like to join us, get to reading!
Time to discuss the current bookclub book, The Art of Leadership by Michael Lopp.
For our next book, we will be reading Moment of Lift by Melinda Gates.
In this episode...
Like many, I’ve been furloughed. I work in the event industry, so being brought back full time is looking grim until spring next year. The company I work for is a small tight knit team that is committed to getting everyone back, and I love working there. There are still some projects and events that trickle in, and they’ve given us the option of working them, but they will have to back pay them when we come back on board.
I want to be a team player to help us get back on our feet, but back pay doesn’t help me right now and working an event can be Russian roulette. How do I set boundaries between helping a team out of love for the place, and taking a stand on what I need to as a professional they hired?
Don't forget to read along with us, The Art of Leadership by Michael Lopp is our next bookclub read!