Thursday, September 16th, 2021

Another View of Remote Workers

“Deep human connection is… the purpose and the result of a meaningful life – and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity, and humanity.” – Melinda Gates

Some people like working remotely and have adapted easily. We hear so much about them. But what about the many people who actually like being with other people?

I think it is human nature to enjoy being with other humans. Happy hermits are few and far between. Some comments I have heard from the younger generation lately made a lot of sense to me, as follows:

Young lady, graduated college in 2020. Has worked remotely for a year. – “I want a REAL job where I go to an office!”

Another young lady, early in her career. – “I am tired of being home all the time!”

Young mother with children in school. She was told by her employer that she would never go back to the office. She would remain remote. – “I get kids on the bus and get kids off the bus. Between those times I work at home. I feel trapped!”

Maybe it is time to rethink making your office attractive and welcoming to employees (and also to clients). I am sure many of you have offered a hybrid solution but don’t forget there are people who really want the in-office environment. It could be a real advantage when doing college recruiting.

  • "The business of business is relationships; the business of life is human connection."
  • Robin Sharma

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