Does the idea of heading back to the office excite or blight?
Charlie, Your Apartment’s Co-founder (aka. my boss) asked me recently my opinion on returning to the office after six months of working from home.
Prior to the lockdown, I was potentially the most reluctant person on our team to change from five days a week in the office, to five days a week from home.
Having worked in previous roles where I’ve been able to work from home up to 2 or 3 times a week, I had gotten used to going to work and leaving work and I liked it. It is not until you have a never-ending list of things to do that you realise the implications home working has on your day-to-day life.
As many of you home workers know by now, you tend to start shortly after you wake, you swap a lunch hour for a handful of short domestic task-based breaks, you work later, and you never truly switch off. It can like groundhog day sometimes, to say the least.
But as for all-round productivity, I can quite honestly say that I work better when left with a list of to-do’s and to my own devices. What I struggle with is the lack of human contact and the refreshing change of scenery.
Going back to the initial question, does the idea of returning to the office excite me? Quite frankly, it is a mixed bag and I’m going to open it up and show you what’s inside…