Here are some resources which focus on key communication skills that will help us nurture relationships as we connect with our colleagues. Topics include listening, trust, empathy, and gratitude: Active Listening How to Build Trust With Your Coworkers Brené Brown on Empathy The Art of the Thank You Reflecting on Your Work Relationships Think of one person who you are excited to connect with in-person. As you imagine that interaction, what are you looking forward to learning from them? What do you want to share during the conversation? Sometimes when reconnecting with someone, our conversations become bumpy and uncomfortable. What strategies can you apply if a situation arises where you do not agree or you encounter a strong emotion from a colleague? For whom do you want to show gratitude? Who has made this time easier for you, and how might you acknowledge their help and support? Leadership and Managing the Hybrid Environment These resources provide tips for people leaders, with a focus on compassionate, flexible and inclusive leadership. Adapting to Change Requires Flexibility How to Manage a Hybrid Team Frances Frei TED Talk: How to build (and rebuild) trust How Noticing Emotions at Work Can Build Trust Reflecting on Your Leadership Style Which leadership strengths will you leverage as you engage with your team? What is an area you want to focus on (e.g. flexibility, empathy, equity)? How might you employ the ideas of the resources? Think about a situation where one of your team members is struggling. How might you support them? Related links Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic — The Emotional Roadmap for Life Back in the O… Mental Wellness Resources Career Development Learn Something Series Mental Wellness Resources If you or your loved ones are dealing with a mental health concern, please know, you are not alone.