March 29, 2021
I was recently in discussion with some colleagues about working from home through covid and the changes it brought. It is certain that in many ways Covid-19 precipitated some significant changes in how we approach work and the workplace.
One aspect of this was in regard to the enabling of “flexible work” for people, which is effectively working to your own time schedule, reducing hours or compressing work days. As the discussion progressed, someone mentioned that while the situation did enable a degree of “flexible work”, it was more our capacity to work remotely.
Hence, ”remote work” – not having to go to an office but still having to deliver the outcomes from a different location, was really a clearer reflection on working during covid.