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Do we go back to normal. We may ease. Things are cyclical but the cost of turnover for companies is a year and a half of that individual salary. I think about that and institutional memory that walks out the door and we're actually seeing early retirement people who are saying actually like to be home. We've been through this crazy crisis. I don't want that stress anymore. Lee losses of drastic journal. It's not just you're losing talent. you're also messing with the culture of your organization. Think about a place where. There's an exodus that you're witnessing that's not a motivating environment. That's not a bustling environment. Now not only. Are there pragmatic losses when someone leaves but there's also cultural socio emotional. Psychological blows that companies will take and i would fight tooth or nail to retain my top talent in a company right now i would like to keep my best people because my best people will ensure that i well i've been reading about. How working mothers really wanna work from home. But they've also been having a really hard time doing so the reporting higher rates of stress and burnout. How does remote work help them. I have been a lar- because of the us. Labor statistics data. That showed that over three million women have left. The white were made my head explode and then another survey that looked at the same data was able to identify that almost two hundred thousand our mothers and caretakers what a shame if organizations are not leaning into the gift that virtuality and remote work is so that they can take advantage of flex time as lex jobs to retain their women or to also incorporate some kinds of child care apparatus in order to support mothers some of the smart companies that. I've talked to have done things like from this time to this time every day. We're actually going to have online programs. So that mothers with children between the ages of five and ten can get some kind of respite and like programs or something like that or what would he. Yes we can't send your babysitters in the middle of the global pandemic but these companies have done programs and have found ways to support women and mothers but these are in the minority. We talk about diversity and gender and women and then we see amazing women leaving the have to work hard to bring them back and to reintegrate them into our organization even pre pandemic ways of handling the young families and professional demands. We're not great as i can work from home. My pickup would be much easier than me breaking my neck to get to my child to pick them up between i and whatever time all of that goes away we know working from home can benefit certain groups people with disabilities people were never good at schmoozing and the office in the first place. Some black people say they prefer working from home because they feel like a sense of belonging. And you know experience fewer microaggressions. What does this mean for diversity and inclusion. Oh always been out of the mainstream in their organization suddenly feel like they're not only at the table that no one is calling them the wrong name. They don't have to take that psychological commute every day in order to code switching instead in those with physical disabilities or even newer diversity. Challenges and concerns are finding so much more peace but what we should not do though is to say wait a minute. Black professionals prefer remote. And we're gonna make all of them remote would be the mistake of the century so i've made some really bad predictions before. So i want you instead to make a prediction. What is this going to look like in a year or two or five from now. My prediction is not the guidelines in the policies of settled competencies around flexible workplaces will rise individual managers will level up to figure out how to lead a distributed workforce. People will be more agile with using digital tools so things like tech exhaustion will go away. After people experienced a hybrid format. They will settle into a rhythm that really works. Ah them and. I think that we'll see more remote than in person days. I also predict that physical spaces office spaces will look very different remote. We're has totally influence. What people want smart boards global furniture outdoor space for work. So we're going to see physical spaces of offices look very different than they are today as well. I'm ronnie mola and this is rico. Daily this episode was produced by sophie lalonde and engineered by melissa pawns from hemlock creek productions. Don't forget to check out our show notes for more from recode and as always send your questions to.

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