The working day was once ruled by time wasting meetings and how much time we spent at our desk. When Coronavirus sent everyone home, everything changed. We concur with @maria_mellor in her article today.
We, at Gail Kenny Executive Recruitment, are big advocates of flexible working and if there is one lesson that can be learned from this dreadful virus, it's the opportunity to bring freshness to dated working environments and modernisation in employers approach to working flexibly. Now they have been forced to allow their teams to work remotely, this habit may indeed stick in the longer term. Hopefully this shift will become the norm. @PaulMacKenzie_C @clearlyPR has witnessed first hand the benefits of working from home and has shared his experience below.
When Paul MacKenzie-Cummins suddenly found himself with up to six hours a day of extra time during the coronavirus lockdown, he knew that he could run his business differently. Until then he had a daily 2 hour commute as MD of Clearly PR, he had multiple meetings every day that overran because of idle chit chat. But when he was forced to operate these meetings remotely, they were to the point. “It has become very clear to me during the Covid-19 period that it is possible to streamline meetings and increase time efficiencies,” he says. He’s going to start working remotely for two days a week and implement measures to maintain the level of productivity – his team has worked so efficiently, they have been able to bring forward campaigns previously earmarked for later in the year.