27 years ago, the business world for Mothers was a completely different place. Over the years, things have evolved and post pandemic, there has never been a better time to take the Taurus bull by the horns” and for you to look forward not back at the way things used to be done for working Mums.
In this unforeseen post-pandemic world, businesses are witnessing a shift in the traditional workplace structure – from the old-fashioned office space, to working in the comfort of our homes, to this hybrid mix we are experiencing where you can work from anywhere. At the Taurus office, the team are taking staycations just to change up the location of their work place and watch over their mental health and wellbeing.
Now is a unique time in history, following the disruption caused by the pandemic, to recreate the work place you want and continue to drive that change. As often happens, its up to us as women to create the change we want and ideate a better future.
Take a look at what works for you and watch the change as work environments evolve, promote autonomy and re-imagine team roles and how work is delivered.
As far as buzzwords go, “hybrid” is the new flexible working model. This structure has taken over, defining the future of work, and establishing an opportunity to balance work-life.
Many different interpretations of the hybrid work model are coming to light.
However, no single definition is what employees look for when they ask for flexibility.
At Taurus, we believe it is autonomy, balance, trust and appreciation plus a love of what you do. It’s a powerful combination.
Empowerment is starting to happen. The ability to be the primary decision-maker of where and when Mothers works with the ability to take control of work life and find a harmonious balance of responsibilities at home and in the workforce. Could this become the norm?
Throughout the pandemic, Mothers were put under unprecedented pressure – locked down with children (whatever age), home schooling, and of course ‘Working from Home,’ by necessity. Mothers were able to foster a workplace with more individual autonomy. For many, this became a more favored workspace; with increased productivity, less commute stress, and most importantly a better work-life balance in the demands of family.
Do consider how you can continue to take control over your work schedule in attending to the needs of your personal life and family. Whether it’s dropping kids off at school, running some errands, or attending fitness and self-care.
Working from home isn’t of course for everyone. Many of the mothers who have worked at Taurus, also enjoy the break from home, the social comradery and the mentoring and collaboration that is face to face.
At Taurus Marketing, working Mothers have job shared for years. They are encouraged to set 90 day plans, meet deadlines how they see fit, share information, teach, and find ways to communicate throughout the day while juggling school pick ups and family responsibilities. It can be done..
In 2022, after 27 years of Taurus running hybrid working mother programs, other CEOs are finally catching on.
Now is the time to capitalise on post pandemic flexibility, table the conversation and work on a future that fits your ideal requirements and suits your employer.
Introducing choice to decide on WFO or WFH has been coined the new normal. Don’t waste the opportunity.
Through adopting the hybrid model, the Taurus team has led the success of finding this perfect balance. For leaders to facilitate flexibility and succeed in hybrid work, enabling you to be Chief Financial Operator of both your household and your work will be paramount.
By way of background: Sharon is a personal branding expert and regular speaker to universities, graduates, experts and even high calibre CEO’s. She was the first to launch her own trademarked and award winning personal branding offering, TaurusProfile™. Sharon is well placed to speak or contribute to this topic, particularly as someone who has been in business for 25 years. She’s lived through a number of crises and even in the darkest moments has come out the other side. She has seen these moments as opportunities to strengthen focus, tenacity and of course the key is – to never give up – values which helped shape Taurus today.