06 Sep The Office Connection: Why Being In The Same Place Matters
The value of being in the office is real.
This morning I was working out at the gym and I saw two guys, probably 10-15 years apart in age, outside having a conversation. They had just finished a game of 5-on-5 basketball.
They talked for about 15-20 minutes and then parted ways.
Now I have no idea what they were talking about.
🏀Maybe they were talking hoops.
🚸Maybe they were talking about their kids.
💼Maybe they were talking business.
My point being, they were in the same place together and were likely having a spur-of-the-moment conversation that I’m sure provided value.
📆They did not have to go onto their Outlook calendars to schedule a time to have that conversation.
💻They did not have to log in to Zoom or TEAMS.
😴They did not have to wait for an unreturned voicemail or text message.
From a professional/career standpoint, do spur-of-the-moment opportunities like that make you believe that being back in the office MOST days during the week provides greater value than fully remote?