After 18 months of working from home, I changed jobs and found myself back in the office full-time. Here's some of what it taught me: I don't need to be thereAfter working from home full-time for around 18 months, it's clear that being in an office full-time doesn't need to be mandatory for a lot … Continue reading 5 things I’ve learnt from being back in the office full-time
Something old, something new
I think one of the biggest reasons people have for going back to the office is face to face communication. There is this idea that instead of continuing to embrace and further develop what was created from having to work from home, we should regress back to the way things were. But I think there's … Continue reading Something old, something new
Back to the way things were
Around 18 months ago, the idea of working from home full-time was not an option for many people. However, last year it became our reality. Suddenly we had to adjust to new ways of working. We had to make space at home to work in the same way or as close to how we would … Continue reading Back to the way things were
Out of office
It's getting to that time of year when the Out of office goes on with an automatic reply that goes something like: ' Hi, I am currently on leave until 4th January and will respond upon my return. If urgent please contact email@example.com in my absence.' However, for daily blogging there is no break or … Continue reading Out of office
What do you gain when working from home?
For a large group of people they've spent most at least 4 months of the year working from home. They've had to adjust and adapt to a new environment whilst still maintaining the same work output that would be delivered in the office. Despite the difficulties I think everyone gains something working from home. For … Continue reading What do you gain when working from home?
Post-lockdown in the office
I've recently had a few conversations about going back to work and what that will look like. For some that worked in offices they were able to continue at home whilst for others things grounded to a halt and have remained so for the past couple of months. From the way things look, it appears … Continue reading Post-lockdown in the office
Will we still have meetings post-pandemic?
A while from now we'll be living in a post pandemic world. Companies and businesses will have to make decisions about the way they will choose to work moving forward. Presentations, discussions, conversations and updates are all being done remotely when normally they'd have required meetings. Those meetings may have involved: a journey to another … Continue reading Will we still have meetings post-pandemic?
What we can learn from working from home
Turns out that the 9-5 isn't as necessary as it once was. With everything going on in the world meetings are becoming emails or being done by video, travel has come to a halt and working from home may become the non-optional office alternative. Despite the unfortunate situation that has caused things to change, I … Continue reading What we can learn from working from home
What to do if your manager isn’t helpful
You might feel frustrated but all is not lost. In a previous post I wrote about job satisfaction and I thought it might be useful to delve into some practical tips. It's all good and well telling someone what to do but it's sometimes helpful to tell them how. So, let's say you work in … Continue reading What to do if your manager isn’t helpful
Office work and acting
Things get much more interesting if we think of ourselves as actors. Something I've learnt is that people probably aren't going to go above and beyond for you. But if you practice confidence and you make yourself visible you're more likely to get your needs met. It's like actors in a show. The main character … Continue reading Office work and acting