Anyone who has followed my blog for a while will know that I recently changed jobs, and it's a completely remote job that works from home. A lot of people say that I took advantage of the boom and jumped on the remote working craze to become a full-fledged remote worker, but I think this is the global trend, even though many industries are still preferring to keep offices, But the definition and function of the future office will be very different from the current one. This article uses my own on-the-ground experience and observations to discuss how remote work has changed the way employees and employers view "going into the office" after the epidemic has catalyzed it. Before I start talking about this trend of "redefining the office", let me briefly introduce the background of my new company. In June of this year, I was poached by my current company and left the former company where I stayed for nearly seven years. In addition to salary and benefits.
The philosophy and vision of the new company are also very close to the values I agree with. The most important point is that the new company The starting point of the company's "people-oriented". The "people" mentioned here are the employees themselves. My new company regards employees as the company's greatest asset, because the employer believes that a good marketing company is composed of a group of marketers who are both creative and executive. So if you Google our company, the first page that appears on the website is the "Our People" page, which is very different number list from the way most marketing companies focus on the "Our Work" page to attract potential customers by emphasizing the results of their work. It is precisely because employers attach great importance to the physical and mental health of employees that they have formulated a series of welfare systems to protect the physical and mental health of employees. In addition to the most basic private health insurance, the so-called flexible hours system, and the most The important "remote work" mode.
My boss still keeps his office despite the UK's "distancing" policy during the pandemic Generally speaking, when talking about remote work, it can be roughly divided into three types: "completely distant", "remote friendly" and "mixed distance", and our company belongs to the first type, that is, the company's employees are completely or almost completely Work remotely from your own home. For these employees, the place where they work every day is a fixed space at home, such as a home office or a fixed corner for work. However, this does not mean that our company has completely abandoned the office. On the contrary, since the outbreak of the epidemic in late March 2020, the British government announced that all companies that can work remotely will let their employees work from home. Office with more than 50 people. So far, even after nearly a year and a half of empty offices, employers continue to pay rent to maintain office expenses, even though most of the time the office is in a state of mosquito breeding, because the company knows that not everyone Like and suitable for remote work, many people may be due to the limited space at home, the limitations of network equipment at home.