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Tracey Santilli On Shaping Culture: The Future is People Driven
In the beginning of the pandemic, everyone just wanted things to go back to normal. But the truth is, we have been living through a period of “unplanned reinvention.” Yes, over the past few years, we have learned how to work differently – understanding and collaborating with one another in new ways. And through it all, what we value has changed.
A May Bloomberg study of U.S. adults showed that nearly 40 percent of people would consider quitting if their employers weren’t flexible about remote work. The pandemic has proven remote work is feasible for many jobs, validating suspicions that our standard in-person, five-days-a-week model no longer serves all of us – and in fact, can be a barrier in some instances.
For Tierney, the pandemic wasn’t a setback, it was a lay-up; it provided us with an opportunity to deepen our appreciation for each other by doubling down on inclusivity in our culture and diversity in our perspectives. We experienced and continue to feel a bevy of emotions as we reconfigure our work and home lives. As we look to the future, we are confident the path forward is one that will continue to be powered by a focus on people and purpose.
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