A very positive impact of not attending work is the improvement for some people in their health, both physical and mental.
It seems that because the Government said we could only walk/ run once a day, lots of us interpreted it as being mandatory! Certainly, it was our one chance to get out of the house. Those of us who walk our dog daily found many more walkers to pass in a socially distant manner.
Perhaps more significantly has been the effects on mental wellbeing; no commute, less micro-management, fewer specious targets, less office politics and gossiping, more time at home, greater connection with the family and a great working environment. How many lessons are in this one sentence?
Of course, there are many stories which show it has been very difficult for some people. Again, we can learn from them and adapt the ways we work, and the what a great workplace looks and feels like.
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