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  • Olivier S.E. Courtois

Hooray, I Can Finally Travel!

πŸ‘‰ After almost a year and a half of working from home, something unusual happens: I have a physical appointment with a client, and a two-day seminar abroad. πŸ‘‰ These changes in my usual work rhythm, 8AM-7PM, are welcome! πŸ‘‰ And yet, as one executive recently confided: 'I'm not excited at the prospect of packing every Sunday night to go back to office abroad'. πŸ‘‰ In its June 1 article(*), Bloomberg reports that many employees actually prefer to quit their job rather than be forced to return to the office even on a part-time basis. πŸ‘‰ Of course, front-office functions have no choice. But in several areas, choice is possible. πŸ‘‰ I hear many companies solve the equation by offering 1 or 2 days/week at home. It's simple enough, but is it not overly simplistic? πŸ‘‰ Beyond its organizational aspect, the reorganization of working patterns is linked to the culture and managerial modes of organizations. It is is linked to diversity and sustainability as well. πŸ‘‰ The return to 'normal' will require an effort to question old patterns, and call for creativity. πŸ‘‰ This is also where the war for talent is being fought! (*) 'Employees Are Quitting Instead of Giving Up Working From Home' - June 1 - Bloomberg Weamth #leadership #newnormal #homeoffice


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