It’s been some time since we have been able to have in-person events and diving back in after a year can be a little overwhelming. Read how Emma King feels about the overloading sensation and how we can consider protecting against it.
Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting up with my business partners and carried out some workshops with our Senior Leadership Team. It was fantastic to see, hug and collaborate in person, and our team energy was buzzing!
It was great to socialize, eat & drink together and connect in ways that hadn’t been possible in the past two years. Let’s face it; there IS nothing better than an in-person connection; however, it also brought up some emotions that none of us expected, and the event industry needs to prepare for. It was, for many of us, complete sensory overload.
As I drove home, man – I haven’t missed that traffic either, I reflected on the need to adjust the way we think about hybrid and how we think about the in-person experience.
We are already talking about our next meet up; we are a virtual company. We all work remotely, that’s the #futureofwork, and we can’t wait to be in person again because our #companystrategy is buzzing. Still, we also recognize the need for #mentalbreaks and #empathy in a #newworkplacedynamic.