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Competing priorities, post-pandemic stress, and defining the “new normal” has put everyone’s calendars into a tailspin — drowning in meetings while we try to stay in touch with a sprawling, hybrid workforce.
Why it matters: “Oftentimes meetings are not work,” says Olive Ventures General Partner Joel Chakra. That makes it a leader’s job to ensure teams have both the context they need to be productive and the time to do what you’ve asked of them.
The big picture: That puts even more pressure on these final months of 2022 — when leaders must re-energize a workforce to end the year strong, remain ambitious through 2023 planning, but revise their communication strategies so everyone can ease their sense of overwhelm.
Uber’s Chief of Staff to the Chief Legal Officer Jodi Kawada Page joined Joel to share a few ways they’re doing it:
The winning mix: Think like a team, act like a community, communicate at every step — but find the rhythm that’s authentic to your organization. It’ll keep your mission alive, culture strong, and people connected.