Christian Logue, MD of Sagal Group,
has a bombshell to drop.
The office is dead.
Like Dolly Parton, they questioned whether spending 9 to 5 in a regimented place of work was the best way to get the most out of their teams.
OK, so this may seem a strange statement for me to make, but it’s true. The office, as we knew it for generations, has breathed its last. The pandemic had many unexpected effects (as anyone who still has a garage filled with toilet rolls will understand), not least of which was providing the death knell to a host of outmoded working practices.
There’s little doubt that the pandemic gave employers and employees a new perspective on working. It became clear that productivity could be maintained outside of the confines of, often austere, traditional office spaces. You see, for most, absence from the office didn’t make their hearts grow fonder. At a distance, it was easy to see the faults of old-style working.
After thousands of eye-straining home-based video calls, the benefits of frequently sharing a physical space with co-workers became clear.
The office is dead. Long live the office. Christian
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