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As promised will send the polls along to the Admin team later today (poll from yesterday)!

I have spent a lot of time over the last couple of weeks looking at exciting new technologies and their potential impact. A few of the things I have talked about many times, I won’t chase down that rabbit hole again. Those include portable projectors that allow you to turn anywhere into a meeting. The other has to do with speakers that will enable you to turn anyplace into a meeting room. I have also talked about rolling bags versus backpacks (I have a bad shoulder, so I only use a rolling suitcase)! It is interesting to note; there is a massive change in bags on the market right now. The concept of the smart wallet is interesting. But the newest idea is the concept of intelligent solar suitcase.

I won’t go into some of my social distancing ideas, including the new one I have called the 5-foot forcefield. Turn it on, and you have a non-crossable 5-foot circle around you.

Today I wanted more to focus on the office of tomorrow, in the sense that many people now work from home. The question I am thinking about today is, will people return to the office? There was a time early in my working career when the office was better for me. Better network better technology, and I was more able to get things done in the office. That isn’t true now. I suspect the new world order of working has changed a little. I can honestly get more done at home. There is still the “communication” aspect of the office that is a little harder when you are remote. I do miss the quick hallway conversation from time to time, where we have the chance to get someone else up to speed quickly.

But for the most part, many jobs that had a possible remote solution, have moved to remote viable. Likely simply means that you could do your job remotely, but the company didn’t support it. Now, the company argues it and more people are doing it! We always used to tell people if you feel sick work from home. You are just spreading germs when you come in.

The office of tomorrow may be in your own home. A few poll questions follow to see what people think!

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless mentioned directly by name).

  • Question of

    Do you have a dedicated space in your home to do work?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you ever miss water cooler conversations (or coffee, or hallway)?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you ever find yourself looking out the window daydreaming when working at home?

    • Yes
    • No

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What do you think?

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Written by DocAndersen

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  1. Q: DO YOU HAVE A DEDICATED SPACE IN YOUR HOME TO DO WORK?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: DO YOU EVER MISS WATER COOLER CONVERSATIONS (OR COFFEE, OR HALLWAY)?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: DO YOU EVER FIND YOURSELF LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW DAYDREAMING WHEN WORKING AT HOME?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%

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