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Just one thing... (07.31.22)

Yet, we're having trouble finding specific reasons to come into the office. Here's one idea (I like it a lot):

The one thing...

More insights and examples in balancing in-office and remote work.

What's being said...


All change has good and bad downstream effects. The broad-based adoption of remote work in the tech sector (and beyond) is allowing people to balance work and home life in ways that are extremely beneficial to them. But team morale and the broader cultural needs of companies have suffered and we need to recognize that and address it. We can’t accept that as the new norm. It is unacceptable the way it is right now. A hybrid model that provides continued flexibility while creating a lot more face time is the long-term answer and we must keep innovating until we find the right balance.

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It feels as if we are continually focusing on the benefits (and negatives) of working remotely:

"Many job functions require, or at least benefit from, the ability to concentrate without interruption or distraction. A quiet home office is vastly better than a busy open workspace for that kind of work."

Yet, we're having trouble finding specific reasons to come into the office. Here's one idea (I like it a lot):

"He said that he wanted his teams to come together for a week at the start of a project and again for a week at the end of a project. He wanted them to be together to kick it off and again to ship it."

See Fred's article at AVC.