“Employees are not missing the commute at all! This has given people extra time to do some proper creative thinking without the constant office interruptions.”
Yet he also reflected on the negative side of remote working too.
“Everybody misses the social interaction, although some people can deal with that better than others.”
I think this is an incredibly important message. I’ve seen new modules on learning-management systems like working safely from home or looking after your physical and mental safety to help people who feel isolated or are in quarantine.
I’ve also seen a lot more kick-off coffees to start the day, and virtual happy hours at the end of the week.
People are much more tolerant too. Someone sitting with their child on their lap is normal now. Our openness to a true family life has changed – and it’s okay.
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