It was a year ago today that I sent an email to our Cleveland Leadership Center team offering “optional work from home.” I thought we would be back together in a few months. Like many, I was only beginning to grasp the reality of the pandemic.
At the time, every business and organization was issuing “our response to COVID-19” messages with verbiage that would become the pandemic vernacular: unprecedented, pivot, new normal, adapt. Many concluded with the phrase “We’re all in this together” in an attempt to create a bond of solidarity against the virus.
The truth is we were