Yup, I’m posting about workforce transformation too.
Before the pandemic, I was told that if I wanted to work from home, I shouldn’t let others know because they were getting upset. Now everyone is working from home. I think it’s great. Obviously there are issues, like family distracting me. There are far too many distractions. Motivation can be hard sometimes. Without meetings and the connection with other co-workers, it’s easy to quit caring about working. I recently went in to work and saw someone I hadn’t seen since March. It was really strange. I had forgotten about a lot of the things that were normal when we all worked on premises. Meetings are more important now than ever.
Managing remote computers is impossible too. If things don’t return to the way they used to be, we are going to have to come up with some sort of plan because right now we’re just counting on this being temporary.
I think working from home is great but not without challenges. If this continues much longer, we’re going to have to start to actually figure things out so we can do this in the long term.