Monday, July 20, 2020

“Remote work isn’t a privilege or a special accommodation. It’s a way of working, and that’s a strong statement for some people. It shouldn’t be a question of rewarding top performers with the ability to work remotely.”
– Nickie Bellington, Atlassian –

The idea that all employees must be present at a physical location to do their work is a cultural holdover from a bygone era and is known as presenteeism. There will always be vocations that require a physical presence and remote work will never be ideal for everyone. Yet if you’re still clinging to the idea that everyone “must get back to the office” you may want to examine that belief and ask yourself why you hold it so dearly. To dig deeper into the new world of remote work – including six guidelines for evaluating its efficiencies as well as possible unintended effects – Click here for the HBR article Why WFH Isn’t Necessarily Good for Women. Then start thinking deeply about whether that return to your physical office is everything you imagine it to be.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Be strong. Lead well.