Rethinking Office Days

In the wake of the pandemic, companies have started to embrace work from home. But they rarely rethink office days.

Rethinking Office Days
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Last week, Airbnb's CEO Brian Chesky announced the company's new remote work design. The fundamentals are the following:

  1. You can work from home or the office
  2. You can move anywhere in the country you work in and your compensation won’t change
  3. You have the flexibility to travel and work around the world
  4. We’ll meet up regularly for gatherings
  5. We’ll continue to work in a highly coordinated way

On the surface, Airbnb's announcement isn't any different from what other companies have introduced in the wake of the pandemic. Working from home (or anywhere) has been part of many lives. And while it's a question of individual preference, there's no denying that the ability to choose your workplace is appreciated.

The work from home generation is about to shift how we organise office policies and design spaces and how our homes are built.

There Is No Blueprint Solution

It seems pretty straightforward for those who crave more flexibility in organising our daily work: Just give me the maximum of freedom. Unfortunately, however, most companies are complex organisations, and some people may have roles which don't allow them to work from home for any number of reasons.

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