By John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC, BV Staffing + Consulting
You have no doubt seen the changes that ‘work-from-home’ has made in your own practice. But you may be running so fast to keep up that you’re not seeing the big picture. Here is where you can get it.
Sometimes, the only way to make sense of rapidly changing events is to take the proverbial ‘thirty thousand-foot view.’ Out Of Office: The Big Problem and Bigger Promise of Working from Home, by Charlie Warzel and Anne Helen Petersen, is a great place to start. In 2017, Warzel and Petersen relocated to Missoula, Montana for their own work-from-home experiment. That experience—both good and bad—triggered the broader exploration that led to this book.
Warzel and Petersen talk about the ways in which workers across America are rewriting the rules of office work. They use reporting and analysis to sketch out a future that aims to make people more productive and fulfilled and has the added benefit of profitability for businesses.
BV practice leaders understand that we will never return to office work in the way we remember it. The smart ones are spending time understanding what has changed, and why, and thinking about effective responses. Out of Office can be your first step down that road.