Easing Back to Work After Maternity Leave


Diana returned to a globe really distinct than the a single she’d remaining in early 2021. EDITED experienced developed, the pandemic had shrunk, and most importantly, there was a new person in her life. 

As an undiagnosed workaholic, using a year absent from work appeared like the most overwhelming matter. Owning been employed since I was 15 decades outdated, who and what am I with out my operate? Would I eliminate my identity without doing work or would I come to feel an too much to handle have to have to be with my little one 24/7? Planning to totally swap off your ‘work brain’ and go to ‘baby brain’ added an more layer of self reflection I hadn’t anticipated. To say it’s all a surreal knowledge is these types of an understatement.

So, reflecting back again now with my a single-calendar year-aged son, I needed to share how crucial it has been to get the job done for a supportive and adaptable firm like EDITED in the hope that other companies who don’t have this set up could possibly observe fit.

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As a Dane, my specifications for business rewards could be large but I come to feel blessed that when I left for mat depart, I didn’t have to inform my perform when I was planning to occur again. How can you program for the unplanned? Just recognizing that EDITED supported this new journey without the need of a timetable lessened any tension I may perhaps have been feeling. The fact that they provide aggressive maternity and paternity depart shell out designed me really feel happy to work below – why really should these new responsibilities all tumble on the mom? And who would have deemed the great importance of a re-onboarding approach, simply because how substantially can occur to a enterprise in a 12 months?

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Well in EDITED’s case, rather a great deal. Try buying a further enterprise, bringing in new investors, welcoming 79 new personnel and changing our service technique even though launching new item traces. So while we’ve been settling our son into nursery, by way of my Preserving in Touch times, I have also been ready to study about the new internal retail analytics platform we’ve obtained, and come to be acquainted with new faces, shoppers and items.

It is not been easy, but it’s all come to be a great deal a lot less overwhelming now. Significant shout out to our people today ops group, primarily Emily and my manager Kristina for cushioning my landing back to operate. 

I enjoy searching at the encounter of my very little boy each working day and I’ll miss out on it. But I just cannot hold out to see the faces of my colleagues, be in a position to have a warm coffee in shut proximity devoid of anxiety and talk without the need of acquiring to sing Baby Shark to get someone’s notice. I’ll also carry my upgraded supersonic efficiency back again to operate, where by a 20 minute newborn nap suggests I can get 100 things done. Picture how a lot I can do in an 8 hour work day!


Diana Christina Bang is the Regional Account Director EMEA at EDITED.


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