Today, when I met my friend for a morning work, we started in the dark and ended in the light.
It wasn’t that early. 6:45am. The days are shorter now.
We talked like most people this week, as restrictions continue to ease:
- We lamented the uptick of traffic on our roads.
- We were feeling the pressure to go out more now, just when we’ve discovered the pleasure of staying home.
- We wondered how to safely get 6000 people back into the office safely when lifts are only 4-square metres.
- We figured this isn’t sustainable, all this extra work we’ve been doing. It’s more than Zoom fatigue.
And as we spoke, we mostly wondered: “What will be better than before? Or, will we waste the crisis?”
For all the disruption, will we only get the chance to ask for a few more days to work from home with little push back?
I’m not sure that’s a big enough deal. Isn’t it supposed to be that for every action there’s an equal and opposite reaction? We’ve paid too big a price to just get that.
So how can we make more of this?
While we’re still in the darkness of COVID, we have a chance to bring new light to the ways we work.
What change would you like to see?