Last week I happened to be talking to a work colleague about room bookings. I know, the white heat of battle, right? 😉 Stay with me as we skip over that slip into lightspeed… 😀
Given we’re what, two months in or so, into working remotely, I almost feel that the memories of commuting are vague and distant. Almost as those of dressing up, but that may be another story for another time. 🙂
As our online chat concluded, I thought back to how that might have gone before. A group of us leaving different parts of the firm (that’s half an hour); to wait outside for umpteen minutes because the previous folk overran; before giving up on waiting, to book another room; and all so we could meet up to begin work. Oh, and then stick on travel time at the end to go back to your desk.
Okay, so I exaggerate for comedic effect, but not by much. Certainly the faff of travel, parking, and room booking now seems like a bizarre ritual from the Dark Ages.
All of the above because we feared meeting online. How many years have we had the tech to do so and yet held back? No wonder I’m getting more done at home: every online meeting saves at least half an hour lost. Mind you, I’m noticing the effect on my weight 🙁
What else, I wonder, have we feared at work and now, now that things are changing, might change for the better?
When things start to ease a little, why would I spend an hour and a half driving and queuing every day? Instead, I could be at home, enjoying the view, keeping a car off the road, and reducing my carbon footprint.