We have no idea what someone is going through outside work life. In some cases, we don’t even know what someone is going through at work.
But it never hurts or wastes our time to ask this simple question to our colleagues: “How are you doing today?”
Before COVID 19, we could at least see each other daily and often sense if someone is having a rough day or not. But, with the remote work for over a year now, and people often resorting to hiding behind the pixels of their screen, it’s nearly impossible to tell what battle they are fighting, often silently.
So, the next time you’re starting a virtual meeting, or in person at work, take a minute to ask how are they doing. Instead of rushing into a meeting agenda, or rushing out onto another meeting without a proper ending, take a pause and ask if there’s anything you can do to help them with.
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