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Life is full of choices… and each one matters.  Today, it seems that one of the biggest choices people have to make is whether to go back to work after so many months of being off work during this pandemic. It’s clear that employers need workers. But their furloughed or laid off employees seem reluctant because of fear and anxiety about their safety, because of uncertainty about how to balance what’s happening in their private lives with their need to work, and because of generous unemployment benefits that have been a disincentive to going back to work. While the choice to go back to work seems like it should be an easy one to make, business leaders need to help by communicating how safe the workplace is, how much they need and want each employee to come back, how they understand how difficult this might be, and what they are doing to help people again feel connected to and in love with their work. Companies and their leaders never had to go to such lengths to get employees to come to work, but that doesn’t mean they can’t. And people have never been so reluctant to go back to work, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be better coaxed to do so. Ready, willing, and able employees need to be welcomed by grateful, helpful, and caring managers today.

 

Mark Lavon "Levon" Helm (1940 – 2012): American musician and actor who achieved fame as the drummer and one of the vocalists for The Band