In a time of global pandemic and working remotely, stress creeps into a lot of places –– especially relationships. Working from home can cause strain on personal relationships with partners or family. It also can raise questions in dealing with bosses or employees. The entire world is operating under unprecedented circumstances. And it’s important to remember that everyone’s feeling some level of uncertainty. Shirley Baldwin, relationship coach and host of the podcast Get What You Want with Shirley, joins Bold TV to discuss careers, relationships and getting what you want in these unique times.
When working remotely, how do you know your relationship with your boss or employee is still good? It’s important to reach out and make a personal connection. Everyone likes to hear someone ask how they’re doing and if they need help. Also, you can ask that person what it’s like to have you as an employee, coworker or boss. Then, genuinely listen to their response. Easing uncertainty and anxiety in a virtual working relationship is all about continuing communication.
A lot of people are really good at their careers. And it may be the one remarkable thing they can do. So of course, they like to be in their comfortable place where they can work and succeed. The world’s current situation has forced people to be at home without the distraction of going into work every day. Suddenly, people don’t know what to do or how to act. They tend to shut down or distract themselves from their situation. During these times, you should look into yourself and assess who you are apart from what you do well. You also can apply the tactic of asking people –– your partner, your family –– what it’s like to have you in their life. See if it lines up with what you see. For more strategies on getting what you want out of social distancing and quarantine, check out Baldwin’s podcast!