WFH has offered employees more family time, reduced commutes, cooking from scratch and more autonomy over schedules.
We all know that it’s not been perfect — that women have borne the brunt of home-schooling, and that home working is a benefit of white-collar workers — but what is the overall feeling about the future of where we do our office work?
The Great Exhaustion
McKinsey’s latest report, ‘The Great Exhaustion’ uncovers post-pandemic insights into employee mental health and attitudes to the future world of work. …
In my last blog, we talked about burnout and The Great Exhaustion. One potential route to rebuilding co-support, resilience and performance in our team is through moving to an asynchronous model of working. But how?
Why has working from home (WFH) been so exhausting for so many?
In an office, we can talk to a group of colleagues simultaneously, visit someone’s desk or chat to someone in the corridor as we’re walking.
When WFH we send out hundreds of DMs and emails. We think of these interactions as conversations — and expect them to be replied to instantaneously.
Goldman Sachs has been in the news a lot recently. And it’s not been great.
Take a look at these three quotes:
“I do think for a business like ours, which is an innovative, collaborative, apprenticeship culture, this is not ideal for us. And it’s not a new normal. It’s an aberration that we’re going to correct as soon as possible” David Soloman, Goldman Sachs responding to a question on remote working, February 2021
“The sleep deprivation, the treatment by senior bankers, the mental and physical stress…I’ve been through foster care and this is arguably worse” Respondent to leaked Goldman…
For the last few days, I’ve been listening to and creating a mini personalised podcast. At 8am every morning, I receive a series of short recordings, edited together and set to music, from a group of friends narrating parts of their day. The recordings include random thoughts and musings, descriptions of what they’re doing (often very small things — cooking dinner is a common one ) or the sound of their children playing.
It’s using an app called Cappucino.fm and it’s wonderfully simple to use. Its beauty lies in capturing those smaller moments which are often forgotten. You get a…
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