Who will you be sharing your office with in the future? Will it still be Buddy, your faithful four-legged friend at home, or will it be Abe, your trustworthy colleague back at the office?
- enjoying greater flexibility in balancing our personal and professional lives,
- acquiring new technology skills and effectively using digital platforms;
- not having to travel to work and therefore finding more productive ways to spend that time, and
- having greater work autonomy – we can choose where (for instance at home or in a coffee shop) and when to work.
- Some of us tend to work longer hours as the boundaries between our work and personal time becomes blurred.
- We may experience feelings of loneliness as employees are isolated from each other or we may be distracted by our household and family situations.
- Some of us may feel more exhausted and experience greater cognitive dissonance as it is harder to feel connected during virtual meetings.
- How can shared office space be made safe and more attractive?
- What can be done from home, perhaps even more effectively?
- Is there a best of both worlds?
- Can we make our workers self-thinkers, confident and reliable in terms of thinking about safety as well as work-effectiveness?
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