Unchartered Territory

The unchartered territory that is the return to the office

18th August 2021

Love it or hate it a return to the office on a part-time or full-time basis is inevitable for a lot of employees. While some companies will facilitate a hybrid working model, it still means one thing for a lot of employees…the dreaded swipe of the fob to gain access through those frightening big doors of the office.

Believe it or not, there might actually be compassion awaiting you!

So, what’s on the other side? Trepidation? Relief? The big fluffy monster out of Monsters Inc.? There is no monster under your desk…just the fear that you have unnecessarily allowed to creep up inside of you.

Believe it or not, there might actually be compassion awaiting you! Just like the pandemic, we are all going through this together…we might not have been sailing the same boat over the past 17 months but we were definitely weathering the same storm.

Yes, we now have to remember how to set our alarms (might have to buy a new one just for instructions!), and yes, we have to prepare our lunches, pull on trousers that we hope still fit us and dust off our uncomfortable shoes.  And remember as you leave home, give your loved ones a hug and kiss and remove the dog hairs from your mouth as you walk to the car.  But more importantly, remember this day was inevitable and your colleagues and managers are going through it as well.

Remember, the apprehension of adjusting to working from home? Well unfortunately for some it’s coming again. For others who have been struggling w