For so long, many of us in the working world have been campaigning for a better work-life balance, asking our employers for an option to work flexi-time, or even work from home in a part-time or full-time capacity.
As the world gets to grips with a post-pandemic way of working, not everyone is in a rush to get back to the office, but not everyone wants to continue to work from home, which is also often their sanctuary too.
It seems that the nation is divided now that we have the option to return to the office and resume some kind of pre-Covid normality.
I wanted to share a tiny piece about where we are at Wurkr from a personal perspective in case it may be of interest to those on a similar journey.
It’s fair to say that a lot changed in 2020. Not only did the pandemic catapult us into uncharted waters, it has also had an enormous impact on the way in which we work.
If you’ve been following me for a while and read the content that I share, it may seem as though I’m a bit of ‘anti’ when it comes to the traditional business model of working in an office, or a single place of work.
The phrase ‘tech for good’ is something that has certainly risen in popularity in recent years. Perhaps even recent months. But have we forgotten about the literal meaning of the phrase?
Before I get started I should point out that I’m no expert in Mental Health or indeed Wellbeing in the Workplace. I’m just a person with a view , in particular a view from a remote/home working perspective.
We all know the drill when working in an office; weekly meetings, client updates and popping in to see your boss for a chat, or picking up the phone to speak to HR or Accounts.
The workplace has definitely had to adapt in recent months, thanks to the impact that the Coronavirus has had on a global scale.The majority of office-based businesses in the UK are now operating from kitchen worktops, dining room tables and even the sofa, in a bid to re-create a working environment in a place you usually love and call home.