The office working environment

The COVID-19 pandemic, right from the start, showed how those people in non manual work adapted to a working environment where they could interact with their co-workers , customers and clients. The last two categories have also reacted well to being communicated and informed through use of social media and streaming. Many will be relived of not having to travel and have that expense ; every one will be pleased to miss the uncertainty that Public Transport and car travel can produce. How easy will it be to encourage them back to their offices when the pandemic is over? Relationships within offices and work places need a physical side where emotions can be seen, personalities can be judged and friendships made. It is the new recruit to any work place that will suffer and personality disorders will take the place of the pandemic unless serious incentives are offered by all businesses to do the opposite of what everyone is being forced to do today. Stay at home can become a habit and the longer this present crisis persists the more difficult it will be to break. Clearly , most people understand this in the classroom where children and students are desperate to get back to the company of their peers but are employers who may look at home working as a cost saving which quite clearly it is. Can Parliament function properly if scrutiny is being done for long periods through monitoring screens and not personal interaction ? This will be a challenge that has not been thought about.




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