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TOP 5 REASONS TO RETURN TO THE OFFICE FROM YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD CEO: 1. Easier to monitor your meals, bathroom breaks, chit chat, other non-work related things 2. Tired of seeing your poor person apartment on zoom lol 3. I hate my family hehe jk 😅🤣 4. We signed a 25 year lease on our office building 😳 5. Don’t particularly give a shit if you die of a covid variant sign this waiver lol

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Coincidentally, the reason I want to return to the office is because I too am tired of seeing my poor person apartment.

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I support people working in the manner that suits them best but damn, the return-to-office hate feels so extra sometimes. I’m genuinely curious what makes in-person work so unappealing now that people are acting like they’re about to be waterboarded at GITMO? I actually like my coworkers and a large reason I joined my current agency is the people and culture. You can’t replicate that online, and WFH has largely left new hires and recent grads without the hands-on experience needed to grow their careers. Many aspects of workplace communication and collaboration don’t lend themselves well to Zoom and many cues are missed. Do most people truly not like their jobs or work in roles with little to no collaboration needed? The workplace should be more flexible than pre-COVID and not everything needs to be done in an office, but there are genuine pros to working with others IRL at least some of the time. I like to think we can all meet in the middle somewhere on this!

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For myself, I put up with so much annoyance around the workplace and the commute for so many decades because there was no other option. There was actually a camaraderie to the stupidity.  But now I feel like those little annoyances are going to magnified by a factor of 10, simply because I know there is another option. An option where I am just as happy but even more productive.

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After proving that working remotely does work and actually works well, we should be able to continue to do so. Speaking for myself, I’m way more productive, bill more hours and mess around much less when I work from home. Me not being there also costs the company less, since office space per employee runs around $25k in NYC. So why do I prefer wfh? Because my commute is now one flight of stairs. Because I can have dinner with my SO. Because I can walk my dog in the morning and not need a flashlight. In short, because I feel like I have a life again, rather than work just being my life. My .02.

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Thank you as well! Good to hear that you’re open to coming in for key meetings and client facing things. I definitely think it’s important to have a few in person touchpoints, even for 100% remote workers, at least to put faces to names and establish human connections. It’s so interesting to hear how everyone’s experience has panned out. I’ve (sadly) had the opposite experience with meetings/calls. It seems like there are way more of them now than ever, and what would’ve been a 5-minute hallway chat now needs to be a scheduled meeting that takes way more work time. Add tech issues and it all feels way more cumbersome, not to mention the recovery time needed to get back on track with work in between meetings. With the world reopening, this hasn’t been as much of an issue lately, but I’ve also seen meetings and calls creep beyond normal business hours and a growing acceptance of off-hours contact. The boundaries just feel harder to set when you don’t have a physical way to separate work and home and it feels exhausting. I’ve never heard of Miro but will have to check it out! I’m more of a face-to-face person in general, so I have a harder time ideating freely in virtual platforms-especially if I haven’t met the other team members in person before. However, I’ve loved using Google docs or other shared docs to brainstorm with a large group! It’s very helpful to add an idea in real time rather than having to wait for the brainstorm meeting. Plus it’s great to have a digital record of our thoughts and not just scribbles on a whiteboard. I think as we adapt to a new normal, tech will help us bridge the gap between in-person work and WFH (as skeptical as I am of our world becoming “over-connected” haha). Those of us who like working in an office can do so while using videoconferencing and shared software to work closely with those who are home or working from another city. And there’s lots of ways to use tech to make our in-person meetings more engaging and productive. In general, my main hope is that stakeholders consider psychological and long-term pros and cons of all workplace options and look for ways to make work as positive an experience as possible, not just choose what’s cheap, fast, or easy in the immediate future. Lots to consider and great points all around!

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I need stationery tbh. And to print return labels.

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Yeah printer paper for sure 😂

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