{ "media_type": "text", "post_content": "What are your thoughts on heading back to the office?", "post_id": "609dc80281dc830021ed428f", "reply_count": 68, "vote_count": 8, "bowl_id": "55375ce690f5eebe1d2a0f88", "bowl_name": "Tech" }

What are your thoughts on heading back to the office?

like
Posting as :
works at
You are currently posting as works at
Highlighted IconHIGHLIGHTED

I think it depends on your job. As a manager we have more flexibility. But our support guys collaborate all the time. They spend hours on meet or GTM calls. This will give them the chance to collaborate more effectively. I think flexibility in hours and schedules makes a ton of sense. But even my introverts would like to have team meetings and huddles again. I’m looking forward to being back in the office so I can separate my work and home life again. In IT we already compromise for “deadlines” or “emergencies” and work from home. But the last year there was no wall to keep them apart. I worked way too many hours because I would lose track of time and blow past stopping time. Having to go home should help with that. I think it all depends on how you work and what your job is made up of.

likehelpful

I think that if a person is really necessary to be on site, it should be considered as 'a priority of physical presence', but many of the current jobs do not require or need physical presence in companies, therefore, the option of doing HomeOffice as well must be present. It is also important to say that socially it can affect, work is like a new university, and people also get tired or demotivated if they do not have the possibility to interact with other people. Then again: it must be an option by virtue of the roles and responsibilities that each worker has within their corporate context.

Recent IconRecent

I am so content in my life with WFH now it will be hard to go back to the office.

like

Agreed WFH has been a dream for me for many, many years and its finally come true.

like

I want it flexible. WFH+office at my own terms. Occasionally coming to to office. I want to travel to different cities and work from there.

like

+1

Hard pass

like

I need to see people again. I really miss being able to swing by desks or mill about in the kitchen. I don't know if that life is over anyway, even back at the office, but I struggle being alone, as I live alone. However, I realllly want flexibility.

likeuplifting

I have not thought about it like that before. It's easier for me to have a sort of "default" on a social life with an office, because I'm not much of an extrovert, but that's a really good point. I haven't thought about aloneness in the context of being able to be more proactive about socializing...at least not in a long time.

like

No interest in going back, other than as needed. I don't miss having to rush and deal with traffic all the time. These days of quality work and quality family time has been amazing.

likesmart

I don't see the need for it. Being able to work from home adds value to the quality of life and having to work feels more rewarding.

likesmart

I don’t want to go back, in fact it is giving me anxiety. At home I am more efficient and also content. I know the flex option will not work because I will feel the social pressure that “everyone is in the office, some conversations are going on that I don’t know about” and out of fear I will go. But this will be a negative association for me and I will drag going to the office even more

like

Maybe you should set-up a zoom call to your office PC so people can have impromptu discussions with you XD

like

Office creates lots of time wasters. Would like to go to office only when useful.

likehelpful

I've been fully remote for almost 7 years now and there is absolutely nothing that could induce me to go back to a physical office.

likesmartfunny

I want it on my own terms - ie, hotel desk model

like

I worked in consulting during the early part of my career and the hoteling model definitely is the right model to institute if people are not coming into the office 4 days a week. Of course for those who come in 4-5 days permanent desks make a ton of sense

Looking forward to it. Wfh is really getting to me.

like

Really has been great! No commute and just as productive

like

Commuting to the office (or promoting that others should commute to the office when they don't 100% need to) during the climate emergency is a hard no for me. Why anything else is relevant is beyond me.

like

I did - it sucks. And so does public transportation. WeDriveU is a great service/company, however. My initial comment was regarding the ridiculousness of citing the “climate emergency” as the only factor playing into WFH and the sentiment around it

I want flex if possible. I'm now used to being able to run to the dr, store, etc if I need to during the day. The only time I'm needed synchronously is meetings or if something breaks but that's what cell phones are for. I personally hate fixed office hours.

like

If we have a flex schedule and teammates don’t coordinate days then the opportunity to swing by desks is gone. I think the in person synergy might not come back without a fair bit of effort.

like

For me if I am disengaged at work I am unproductive, home or otherwise. An uninteresting job, poor leadership, or absent teamwork are common culprits.

like

We need flexibility, the employee needs to have a choice. We are all at different stages, some need to be an office environment because they need structure and social interaction, mainly young employees just starting out. For employees who can be productive on their own, or employees with children, aging parents, sick family members, etc, WFH is ideal. Working in an office causes problems that we haven't discussed, like sexual harrassment, biased behaviors, gossip, jealousy, in general work place negative behavior, wfh almost completely eliminates the toxic environment.

like

I hadn’t factored in these elements. Although some of the politics established before the pandemic persist even while WFH

When did we leave?

likefunny

Lol.. you are too quick!

Ecstatic.

like

I can't wait to get back. Kids driving me crazy, and I miss the free coffee!

like

Kids will grow up in 2 years and I believe we can buy a coffee machine at home. What do you think about that?

like

Related Posts

what do you wear on production when you’re pregnant? my wardrobe is very black and utilitarian and I don’t wear dresses. also, since everything has been remote, the team is about to find out I’m 7 months pregnant...

like

How are people "networking" now that we are wfh? I mean, you are barely even aware if people still work in the same company. Previously, you at least saw them every now and then at the office but now... They could have fired half the company and I wouldn't know

likehelpfulfunny

Is it still a bad time to move to NYC? Would be WFH but wanting to get it over with and get out of parent’s house. Would be coming from FL so assuming it’ll be quite a shock moving there

like

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-22/bosses-are-clueless-that-workers-are-miserable-and-looking-to-leave?srnd=premium Wonder what the numbers would be for consulting - naturally higher because the tenure is low to begin with but curious on what it would be above that due to the pandemic and WFH.

like

Who's working two jobs at once while remote? Share tips on how to pull out off

like

WFH problems 😓

Post Photo
likefunnysmarthelpful

I see a lot of posts of overworked people here but anyone underworked too now that we are remote? Anyone working just 2/3 hours a day and still getting great feedback?

like

How are parents managing WFH with kids schedule? Looking for ways to share work calendars with spouse (not details but only slots) to manage work and life commitments but organisational settings are limiting us ☹️ any workarounds?

If I ask for remote after accepting offer from Accenture, will they agree? If they do, will they reduce package??

like

Dear all , I am looking for a job change as my current profile is IT Executive and I have more than 10 year experience in IT industry. Skills , server administration , network administrator,eps console,ad user management,data security and encryption,hp certified professional for ,laptop ,desktop , workstation and server, backup management,email configuration, firewall manegement,remote support, pursuing compTIA security +

like

Is Accenture still giving the 18K for WFH setup ?

like

While we are in this WFH situation, I like to blast music all day to keep me energized and engaged (when l’m not on Zoom calls). What are y’all listening to? (Spotify user here 💁🏾‍♀️ and playlist suggestions are welcome)

like

So everyone I know is experiencing high turnover lately, doesn’t seem like it will slow down anytime soon. How many do you think are just choosing to go freelance vs. another agency? Anyone else seriously considering the plunge? Seems like freelance is pretty much staying remote which would be nice...

like

Best remote companies to work for right now?

like

Spreadsheet of mostly remote jobs.

like

We know all the married people on here gettin’ laid because WFH... or at least they were before someone got on someone’s last nerve. Shout out to the singles who were mid drought pre quarantine...

like

When you work from home and set the alarm for 9AM and consider that "sleeping in"... I feel old.

like

What is Ropes & Gray doing with its wfh/flexible arrangement when attorneys do go back to offices?

like

Any biotech/pharma companies allowing remote work for commercial roles?

like

When should I tell my boss/team that I’m expecting? I’m fully remote and don’t have to worry about “showing” at work, but want to give my colleagues ample heads up without jumping the gun too soon

like

Additional Posts

Can anyone please guide me ,for .net developer profile at Nagarro, what's the second technical interview about. Would it be more difficult, project based. I mean what should I expect

like

HR keeps trying to paper me up with speed to output crap because they think I’m sick, but the reality is that I’m terminal and probably won’t be around to see the end of this. God I hope they don’t pretend to put up a caring memorial when I’m gone.

like

How happy are you with your individual team's culture? I was drinking the kool aid until recently and I realized the toxicity within my org - even if my team in MTV thinks I do a kick ass job, my manager controls my rating and makes it seem like I don't do enough.

like

Domain : Cybersecurity Designation : Security Analyst Client : Leading Investment bank Experience: 4 years 5 months CTC : 9.65 LPA With a current trend howmuch raise I can expect with a job change ?

What is the average salary for associate product manager?

like

Something a little more fun that got me thinking - attended a Zoom dinner party with a French guest and an English guest. They asked what typical American dinners are. I didn’t quite know how to answer fairly since I’m from the Midwest, and that answer can be so regional, not to mention cultural! What are the two meals you think of first when you think of your families? Definitely interested in anyone who is not American too!

like

what do you wear on production when you’re pregnant? my wardrobe is very black and utilitarian and I don’t wear dresses. also, since everything has been remote, the team is about to find out I’m 7 months pregnant...

like

What is the base and bonus for Corp Dev Associate roles in US and Canada?

like

What’s the going salary for a new manager in the Atlantic coast? I’m seeing the low end on robert half’s salary guide is $87k. Any truth to that? Audit SL

like

Hi ad peeps, copywriter here with experience at several NYC agencies, anybody hiring? Happy to share my book but am still employed by my agency so would want to share it directly with you via email.

like

PwC security manager salary range?

like

MBB 🐠, if you could do it all over again, would you? Thinking about getting MBA and would love some honest feedback. TIA!

like

Has anyone here switched from mid-size firm to b4? Were you happy you did it?

like

Does it ever make sense to put money into stocks over paying down credit card debt?

like

How are people "networking" now that we are wfh? I mean, you are barely even aware if people still work in the same company. Previously, you at least saw them every now and then at the office but now... They could have fired half the company and I wouldn't know

likehelpfulfunny

Hi Folks, Can someone from McKinsey & Company kindly guide me on Knowledge Specialist roles in McK. I’ve been approached by the Talent Scout for such opportunity, want to know if it’s a front office role or back office and will there be a case study round for this role? Also, is it a good option to move from client facing consulting role to KS roles. TIA

like

Any best practices for when you don’t get placed on a project that you wanted to work on?

like

Anybody knows how to find recruiters that assist H1B candidates in finding jobs for non-tech related positions?

like

Which firms have the best maternity/paternity packages? Do any cover some of the cost of surrogacy? I have a medical condition that would make actually carrying a child dangerous, so wondering if some firms offer help in that area (I’ve heard of some covering IVF costs).

like

Any chance of overcoming 3.34 undergrad gpa from state school? B4 cpa in TAS

like

New to Fishbowl?

Download the Fishbowl app to
unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.
Download Fishbowl to see what others are saying
That was just a preview…
Sign Up to see all discussions
  • Discover what it’s like to work at companies from real professionals
  • Get candid advice from people in your field in a safe space
  • Chat and network with other professionals in your field
Sign up in seconds to unlock all discussions on Fishbowl.

Already a user?
Login here

Share

Embed this post

Copy and paste embed code on your site

Preview

Download the Fishbowl app

Get realtime notifications and see
what's happening in your industry
from the palm of your hand.

{ "isSet": true, "allowed": true }

Sign up for free to view this conversation on Fishbowl

By continuing you agree to Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Already have an account? Log in

For account settings, visit Fishbowl on Desktop Browser or

General

Legal