Work more from home

For the first time this year, Victoria has no active coronavirus cases. This will ease the requirements to wear masks in retail shops, and we will have an increase in crowd sizes at the football.

It will also mean that more workers can return to the office. Many workers enjoyed working from home, and any return to the office will be a difficult adjustment. Workers liberated from long commutes to work have found more productive ways to spend that time, enjoyed greater flexibility in balancing their personal and professional lives, and decided that they prefer to work from home rather than the office.

This desire to work more at home appears to be a permanent change in society, given the events of the last 12 months. Many people want to have a work-life balance where they work with their colleagues two or three days a week but then have a day or two at home or closer to home in their communities.

As employers worldwide experiment with bringing their employees back to offices, the leadership must ensure that workplaces are both productive and safe when they return.

Organisations must also use this moment to break from the practices of the past and try some transformational thinking that reinvents the way people work.

I will be very interested to see how companies handle travel for consultants. As far as I am concerned, the game has changed. Travel shouldn't be an automatic requirement anymore. 
2021-03-23 14:31:18
I'm rooting for those wanting to not spend significant portions of their lives commuting. Go team!
2021-03-23 15:29:51
I had forgotten about a Medium article I wrote about work commutes. It's funny to read it now and think of that time period as some bygone era.
2021-03-23 15:50:00