It’s natural to be apprehensive about going back to the office. Tensions may arise when people first start interacting in-person after so long away, and there may be new people who are meeting face-to-face for the first time.
|Style||Stressor||They may become...||How you can help them||How you can help yourself|
|Navigator||Not knowing what's going to happen.||Tense and distant.||Establish clear rules and expectations for behaviour and practices in the office.||Speak up at the right time. Ask for what you need. Find ways to relax and get time to yourself.|
|Mobiliser||Nothing being accomplished.||Impatient and demanding.||Reduce time spent ion meetings and clarify who will make specific decisions.||Let other people take responsibility sometimes. Use mindfulness techniques. Slow down and make time to chat.|
|Energiser||Not being involved or others not participating.||Unfocused and frantic.||Create opportunities for team conversations and water-cooler chats - even virtual ones.||Don't expect as much enthusiasm from others. Find someone to act as a sounding board. Calm down and listen to others.|
|Synthesiser||Not having enough input, or time to get the best result.||Indecisive and unassertive.||Give them time and space in meetings to say what they need from others.||Recognise that "good enough" is ok. Summarise key points. Be more expressive in voice and gestures.|