Why Workers Will Have to ‘Adjust to Each Other Again’ Upon Returning to Offices | PRO Video

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“You’re going to be interacting with people who don’t necessarily share your views,” attorney Ivy Kagan says


You hear the expression “the new normal” a lot, and it’s because even when there’s a COVID-19 vaccine and people feel comfortable returning to their offices, seeing and working with colleagues in person — rather than through a Zoom window — will take some getting used to. Ivy Kagan, a partner with the law firm Loeb & Loeb, has been specializing in working with Hollywood studios, unions, agencies and more in adjusting to COVID. At TheWrap’s Power Women Summit, Kagan explained that all work forces — including those outside the entertainment industry — will need an adjustment period once employees can return to the office. “Integrating back into work is going to be very challenging. I liken it to when you haven’t seen your partner in a while,” Kagan told TheWrap’s Sharon Waxman as part of a panel presented by Loeb & Loeb. “You have to adjust to each other again. I think there’s going to be a lot of adjusting. People have gotten used to working in a very different environment. They’re not used to having all these people around them.” Kagan specifically pointed to the inevitably of having to speak to co-workers not just about COVID-19, but about the political and social upheaval that has surrounded us in 2020. Get more of Ivy Kagan’s advice in the video above.

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