Should I stay or should I go?
Oh, if only life were as simple as the lyrics of a song… Sadly, nothing seems to be simple anymore. The office – that place where we used to spend up to 23% of our time. Where we built relationships, chatted, dreamed, oh yeah, and did some work as well. Today, the office just isn’t what it used to be.
So, why can’t we just make it simple – continue working at home? There’s no doubt that for some people it’s an ideal solution – no commute, fewer distractions, and greater agency over where to live. However, for many people, working from home is problematic for reasons such as, they don’t have a dedicated workspace, the technology doesn’t work as well, the kids are running around, or because home can be a lonely place.
Most organisations want their teams back in the office, but this is a high-stakes, complex issue. This is because employers are concerned, they don’t know how to get people back in the office safely and effectively. They know the office is incredibly important in driving organisational culture and that employees value the social interactions, visibility, and team camaraderie the office brings.
There isn’t a simple solution, this is business as unusual. Join experts Tim Oldman from Leesman Index, and Kate Brouse from the National Telecommuting Institute, along with Richard Kenny from Poly for an engaging panel discussion (less PowerPoint, more conversation) on how to secure that better customer experience by focusing on the new workspace experience, wherever and whatever that may be.