Whether we’re leaders or individual contributors, workplace flexibility boils down to how we ensure that our work gets done. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Like a lot of people, I’ve learned to juggle during the pandemic. I’m not talking about throwing balls in the air — though it feels that way sometimes. I’m talking about juggling my work and home life, which includes an active wife and five rambunctious children under the age of 12. During the early days, when we were on lockdown and my children were attending school remotely, working from home could be both a blessing and a curse.

Of course, it was great to be able to help my children log on to their Zoom classes and prepare a meal in between calls, but there were also times when I craved quiet and longed to be back in my office. I learned during those early months that what I really needed was the flexibility to work in the way that suited me best in a particular moment and for a particular task.

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