Remote Working - are you enjoying it? Is the novelty starting to wear off? Our travel recruitment team have been working remotely for some time now so nothing is new. We do however miss meeting once a week in a venue individually sourced by a team member anywhere in London. We all by now recognise the benefits of working from home i.e. increased productivity, no commute, and a lack of politics - but more challenging when it comes to collaboration and of course little gossip! As Rhymer Rigby says "it's not for everybody in the long term". Great read, both informative and lighthearted - thanks @rhymerrigby
Last week Google and Facebook announced that they would be continuing their working from home policies until the end of the year. This week Twitter went one better and said that its eligible staff could work from home permanently if they wanted to. Innumerable other organisations, large and small, are doing the same or at least thinking about it. Many white-collar workers saw the first few weeks of working from home as a bit of an adventure. What outfits do you wear while Zooming? Can you judge a person on their bookcase? Ooh, look at her house! Now the novelty has worn off. It is the daily grind with your family instead of colleagues and against the backdrop of what the Bank of England expects to the worst economic slump since 1709.