It’s What You Do, Not Where You Do It, Right?
There is a lot of talk about going back to the office, or not, or hybrid, or not. It occurs to me that it’s not where you work, it’s what you get accomplished. I’m a big believer in collaboration space where folks come together and exchange ideas, brainstorm or create culture. But that’s not all your hours, is it?
My guess is 20% of most people’s time is with others. Most of our work can be done anywhere that stimulates your thinking and lets you focus. We have learned that it’s not how much time you spend doing something…
IT’S WHAT YOU GET DONE THAT COUNTS!
Now this is a problem for bad managers because they see you with a butt in a seat and they are in control. They don’t know how to motivate, trust, or develop people.
Working From Anywhere
So, for me I work all over the house. I have a nice office, but I like to break up my day. I might get up early and then take a long walk or lift weights. At the end of the day, I get the job done.
How about you?
- Sometimes I work in my family room drinking my morning coffee. My morning writing ritual begins here.
- Sometimes I walk and listen to podcasts that make me more knowledgeable and interesting.
- Sometimes I’ll check my email after eating lunch on my iPad, which always lives next to lunch chair.
- Sometimes its reading proposals, developing content or reading books on the sofa!
- Most of the time, it’s in my home office where I have zoom calls, create content and videos, and conduct my one-on-one coaching.
At the end of the day, my flexible workspace works for me. When COVID hit, I was helping an IT services company and we were able to grow the business 30% year over year working remotely.
Why can’t that continue?
It’s time for employers to remember that they trusted us during COVID to deliver and we did.
Now, just tell me what you want me to do, and I’ll get it done!