Over the past few weeks, I’ve noticed people appearing happier with a return to their workplaces. They tell me they are enjoying the contrast between their time at home and workplace. Home working can save time and money; it can bring relative solitude. The workplace offers face to face interaction with colleagues, a higher level of spontaneity and for some, the opportunity to meet colleagues in person for the first time.
Are people starting to find a happy, productive medium between the benefits of working from home and workplace?
We experienced contrast this weekend. On Friday, Storm Eunice gave us a walk on a snowy beach. On Sunday, she was replaced with largely dry weather and blue skies. We chose the solitude of a fine forest walk, rather than the busy beach.
Most of us enjoy some familiarity. These days, it is even more useful to make the most of the contrasts around us. That variety of experiences can help us to be more resilient and agile. It may help us find new, better, more enjoyable ways of living and working.
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